• Police divers found the student’s body on Monday.
  • In February a similar case was reported

A Kenyan student has died after drowning while swimming in a lake in Stockton, Newcastle.

Orville Kimutai Tures drowned in Stockton Lake in the western Australian town of Shotts on Saturday, according to police.

“The male required assistance in the water and was unable to be helped by members of the public on shore. Police attended the scene and commenced a search,” read a report by the Western Australia Police Force.

Police divers found the student’s body on Monday.

The 23-year-old has been studying in Perth since March and went swimming at around 3:15 p.m. when the accident happened.

The family has set up a go fund  page for fundraising

‘’The family in Kenya is mourning their beloved son who is miles away. We would like to respectfully request your support and prayers during this difficult time.

Late Orville’s body is still with Bunbury police. ‘’ Reads a caption on the go fund link

This comes a few months after another student drowned in the same country

Sharon Jepkosgei Kigen, who hailed from Moiben in Uasin Gishu County, drowned in Sydney’s southwest,

She  had arrived in Australia in November 2022 and was a student at Australian Catholic university-North Sydney.

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