Student found dead in Caerleon river named

5.18pm

THE teenager found dead in a Caerleon river has been named as Vithuran Sathiyaseelan.

The 17-year-old student from Sri Lanka was studying at Newport's university in Caerleon.

A spokesman for the university described him as a "bright and talented student."

The Reverend William Ritchie, Chaplain of the University of Wales, Newport said: “The University, its staff and students are extremely sad to hear of the untimely death of Vithuran Sathiyaseelan.

"The death of such a bright and talented member of our community is devastating and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."

Do you know Vithuran Sathiyaseelan? Leave a tribute by leaving a comment below.


11.33am

POLICE have confirmed that a teenage boy was found dead in a Newport river last night.

A 17-year-old, a student at the University of Wales, Newport, was found in the river in Caerleon just before 9pm.

Police were called at 5.55pm and searched the river until divers made the discovery.


11.15am

REPORTS are coming in that a student has drowned in Caerleon.

It is understood he was a student at Newport University and the incident happened last night.

If you have any information please leave your comments here or call our newsdesk on 01633 777226.

Our reporter Alison Sanders is at the scene she can be contacted via Twitter @argusasanders.

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10:51pm Wed 30 May 12

Rajan kasipillai says...

hi im rajan
vithuran and me we are friends,he is a family friend also. please can you tell me what happed to him and we want to see him .please let me know the address of him .
hi im rajan vithuran and me we are friends,he is a family friend also. please can you tell me what happed to him and we want to see him .please let me know the address of him . Rajan kasipillai
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6:47am Thu 31 May 12

rohanweb says...

Hi Rajan Kasipillai,
I dont know him, anyway
if you could call the university directly to get more information, you could inform His parents as well.. very sorry to hear this tragedy, R.I.P Vithuran, here is the uni address and & contact number :
University of Wales, Newport,Caerleon Campus,
Lodge Road,Caerleon,
Newport,South Wales
NP18 3QT

Tel: 01633 432432
Fax: 01633 432046

Email: uic@newport.ac.uk
Hi Rajan Kasipillai, I dont know him, anyway if you could call the university directly to get more information, you could inform His parents as well.. very sorry to hear this tragedy, R.I.P Vithuran, here is the uni address and & contact number : University of Wales, Newport,Caerleon Campus, Lodge Road,Caerleon, Newport,South Wales NP18 3QT Tel: 01633 432432 Fax: 01633 432046 Email: uic@newport.ac.uk rohanweb
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8:06am Thu 31 May 12

Rajan kasipillai says...

okey thnx rohanweb
okey thnx rohanweb Rajan kasipillai
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