In a tragic accident that happened at Dawret il-G?ejjer in St Paul’s Bay around 12.15am on Saturday, May 22, two Nigerian men were said to have drowned as one of them fell into the sea in Malta, and the other dived in to try and rescue his friend.
According to the Police, investigations had so far shown that one of the men fell into the sea and began experiencing difficulties.
The other man began shouting for help and jumped into the sea in attempt to help his friend but also found himself in difficulties while swimming.
Although the Armed Forces of Malta and the Civil Protection Department rushed to the scene to rescue the men, both were unfortunately pronounced dead on site.
In an interview, the brother of the man who dived to save his friend said;
“He was a very nice person and he always put family and friends first and a very nice and good giver. Always joking all the time.”