The Colin family of Mon Repos, Pamplemousses is devastated by tragedy. One of the family’s twin sisters, 21-month-old Ever Natty Colin, drowned in a fish pond on the afternoon of Sunday October 1. The other sister, Eva Love Colin, was transported to the northern hospital in an ambulance belonging to the Service d’Aide Médicale d’Urgence (Samu). She was admitted to the intensive care unit and placed on artificial respiration.
The tragedy occurred shortly before 1pm. The twin sisters were playing in the TV room. Also present were the mother of two daughters, Laurence Géraldine Gordon-Gentil, a 41-year-old events manager, and her mother Marie Josette Sylviane Gordon-Gentil, 71. At some point, they stopped waiting for the two girls’ voices. The mother went to see them, but they were no longer there. She started looking for them. The macabre discovery was that the twins were floating in the fish pond.
She immediately called the ambulance service. An ambulance with Dr Gooljar on board arrived on the scene. Meanwhile, she and her mother tried to resuscitate the two girls, but to no avail. Samu personnel took over. Both babies were rushed to the northern hospital for appropriate treatment. At 1.40pm, Ever Natty Colin was pronounced dead. Her sister, in critical condition, was admitted to the intensive care unit and placed on artificial respiration.
At 7.15pm on Sunday evening, October 1, an autopsy was performed on the body of Ever Natty Colin at the morgue of the Dr A.G. Jeetoo Hospital, Port-Louis. Dr Ananda Sunnassee, Principal Police Medical Officer, attributed the death to asphyxia due to drowning.
An investigation has been launched to shed light on the exact circumstances of this tragedy.