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There will be two funerals for drowning victims Kharisha Thompson and Chrislon Walters ­tomorrow.

Thompson, a 15-year-old pupil of Scarborough Secondary School, and 19-year-old Walters of Argyle, Tobago, drowned at the Argyle waterfall, in Roxborough, two Sundays ago.

Both funerals are to be held at 1 p.m. The service for Thompson will take place at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex in Roxborough. Walters’ will take place at Argyle Community Centre.

The teenagers were among a group of eight celebrating the birthday of another ­Scarborough Secondary pupil at the waterfall, when tragedy struck. Walters tried to save Thompson from the raging waters, but both drowned in the process.

Autopsies, performed by pathologist Dr Hubert Daisley at the Scarborough mortuary, revealed both died as a result of drowning due to asphyxia.

Chairman of the Roxborough Estate Visitors Service Corporative of the Waterfalls Collis Hazel said the organisation will hold a board meeting today, and issues treating with the incident will be looked at. “The question of lifeguards to be placed at the falls will also be looked at. There is already proper signage there, and guided tours of the falls are available,” Hazel said.

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