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Likoni tragedy: Man who drowned in Indian Ocean identified (photos)

Police have identified the man who drowned in the Indian Ocean on Saturday, December 7.

Police named the man as 46-year-old John Mutinda.

The deceased’s wife, Ruth Mueni was at the scene when Kenya Navy divers retrieved the body from the ocean, Nation reports.

According to a statement by Kenya Ferry Services, Mutinda’s Saloon car plunged into the ocean at the Likoni crossing on Saturday around 4.20am as he drove on the mainland ramp.

The late John Mutinda. Photo: courtesy

A multi-agency team made up of Kenya Ferry Service personnel, Kenya Navy and Coast Guard Services pulled out the vehicle from the ocean at midday.

KFS in a statement said the driver of the vehicle drove at high speed after purchasing a ticket and plunged into the water.

The late Mutinda with his family. Photo: Courtesy

First responders led by Kenya Navy, Kenya Coast Guard Service, Kenya Ferry Service and other government agencies acted swiftly and before 9am Saturday the body of a man was retrieved from the water.

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