Carmelite priest dies while swimming

Balluta Parish

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 75-year-old Carmelite priest tragically lost his life on Wednesday morning after finding himself in difficulty while swimming at Exiles.

In a statement, the police said that the incident happened at around 8am.

Fr P. Victor Enriquez, a priest at the Balluta parish, was pulled to shore after he was spotted lying face down in the water. A medical team rushed in from Mater Dei Hospital, but he was certified dead on site.

Duty magistrate Josette Demicoli is leading an inquiry, while police investigations are ongoing.

On its Facebook page, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Balluta expressed its sorrow at Fr Enriquez’s passing.

B'niket inħabbru l-mewt ta' P. Victor Enriquez li ħalla dan il-wied tad-dmugħ dalgħodu.Nitolbu għal ruħu biex il-Mulej…

Posted by Madonna tal-Karmnu Balluta on Wednesday, June 24, 2020