사모아 럭비 선수 켈리 메푸아, 프랑스 다리에서 추락해 사망

켈리 메푸아, a Samoan rugby 별, has died after falling from a bridge in France following his team’s final game of the season.

French rugby club US Montauban confirmed the 32-year-old back-row forward had not survived the fall into the river Tarn in the early hours of Saturday morning, despite the efforts of a teammate to save him.
진술 shared on its website, the club expressed its pain and shock at Meafua’s sudden death hours after his team’s 48-40 victory over Narbonne in the country’s second-tier league.
    Kelly Meafua during the Pro D2 match between Montauban and Perpignan at Sapiac stadium in Montauban on January 30, 2021

    The club said Meafua’s Montauban teammate tried to resuscitate and save him but had to be rescued by firefighters himself. He was hospitalized with hypothermia and discharged the following day.
      All the USM Sapiac club are shocked by this tragedy, and all thoughts are with his wife, 그의 자식들, his teammates, and more generally, all the loving supporters of the club,” 성명은 계속.
        메시지, translated from French, also paid tribute to Meafua as a playerappreciated by all, his cheerfulness was communicative and radiant.
        Today we have lost a player, 친구, a brother,” it added of the former Samoan Sevens star.
          Jean-Baptiste Fourcade, a spokesman for US Montauban, told CNN on Monday that the Montauban prosecutor has opened an investigation into Meafua’s death, adding that officials are looking at it as a “비극” and nota bad ending to a party.
            에 따르면 the Guardian, Meafu moved to New Zealand as a teenager. He enjoyed stints with the Otahuhu under-21s and Auckland Sevens, before moving to Sydney to play for West Harbour and the Greater Sydney Rams.
            After moving to France in 2015, the Guardian reported, Meafu played for French second-division teams Béziers and Narbonne.

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