The deceased was identified as Timothy Mungufean 24, an electrical engineering student at Uganda Technical College (UTC) Lira who drowned in a swimming pool at Front Page Lounge in Lira City.
Samson Okello, a manager at Front Page Lounge, reported the case to the Police who immediately commenced investigations around the place.
Police records show that on February 25, at around 5:30pm, the deceased and his fellow colleagues went to relax at Front Page.
However, the deceased later jumped into a swimming pool despite the fact that his colleagues had stopped him several times.
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“The swimming pool attendant rescued him and was rushed immediately to Lira Regional Referral Hospital for first aid and treatment but shortly after an hour, he was pronounced dead,” SP Okema told journalists on Monday.
He added: “Police detectives visited the scene, obtained some relevant statements from management. We are yet to record more statements from his fellow students to ascertain what happened exactly.”
“Lira Regional Hospital postmortem findings indicate that the deceased hit his head on a hard surface, probably the pool tiles,” SP Okema noted.
Earlier this month, a 3rd year electrical engineering student from Makerere University, Emmanuel Wamono, allegedly drowned while trying to save a child in a swimming pool at Mountain Inn Hotel in Mbale.