Tourist dies of possible drowning on Managaha


A 67-year-old Korean woman died possibly due to drowning while swimming on Managaha Island last Sunday morning, Saipan Tribune learned.

As of yesterday, the Department of Public Safety had yet to release information about the incident to the media.

Republic of Korea consular assistant Won Jun Lee confirmed with Saipan Tribune on Tuesday about the possible drowning of a Korean tourist at Managaha.

Lee went to the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Division on Tuesday to get the death certificate for the Korean tourist.

Lee said police placed the incident under further investigation.

Lee said the victim, along with two daughters, one son-in-law, and some grandchildren, went swimming on Managaha Island Sunday morning.

The consular assistant said family members later found the victim floating in the swimming area.

He said the victim was transported to the Commonwealth Health Center, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Last Jan. 12, a Chinese male tourist drowned while swimming at Tachogna Beach on Tinian.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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