A 23-year-old man from the Methodist Community in Weala, Margibi County drowns in the Borlor River in Margibi while enroute to implement a contract along with some friends. The late Watee Kiamue, who was popularly known as TI, drowned recently.
According to friends of the deceased, Watee drowned while crossing the river after four of his colleagues made their way across the river by swimming.They claim they advised him to stay where he was until they could find a way to help him, but he decided to help himself by jumping into the river to swim, though he lacked the skill.
Watee, according to his colleagues, got on an old wood lying in the water and made his way in the middle of the Borlor River which is now rising due to heavy downpour in the area, but got afraid and decided to return when he got confused, losing balance thus, drowning.
They immediately took the news to the others, including family members and a rescue team was sent to search for him in the river the same day but was nowhere to be found.However, two days later the body was found around the same area by men who were in search of him, including community watch forum members of Weala and ordinary residents.
The body was already decomposing, but a 15-man jury team collaborating with the community watch forum and the Liberia National Police Weala Detachment headed by Francis Kelemue interred the remains of Watee near the river with the consent of his family in line with tradition.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi–Editing by Jonathan Browne