A SERIAL prankster has reportedly drowned in a lake when his pal thought he was joking and didn’t hassle saving him.

Matheus Rodrigues Araujo, 21, had been having fun with a lazy swim in a lake in his house state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, when tragedy struck.


Matheus Rodrigues Araujo, 21, along with his fiancée Larissa, who says she nonetheless can’t consider he’s gone[/caption]


Matheus drowned in a lake in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 26 – simply three days after proposing[/caption]

The younger man – who received engaged three days earlier than his demise – drowned after his pal thought he was messing round once more when he tried to get assist as he sank below the water.

Good friend Rafaela de Sousa Silva claims that as a result of Matheus was a joker that nobody really believed he was in true hazard.

“He crossed the lake swimming and it was very massive. On the best way again, he had a cramp, however he performed lots, so I feel it took them some time to grasp it was true”, she mentioned.

The devastating accident befell on August 26, simply three days after the younger Brazilian labourer proposed to his companion Larissa Souza.

Matheus had made his means from the fitness center that fateful afternoon and despatched photos of the lake to his fiancée earlier than leaping in and getting a cramp that killed him.

He was within the water for an hour and a half earlier than police and firemen pulled him out.

When his fiancée heard the information, she rushed to the scene and witnessed the rescue.

She instructed Brazilian information web site G1: “It nonetheless hasn’t sunk in. A bike passes by and I feel it’s him.

“It solely sunk in when the firemen took him out of the water, the place he had been for round an hour and a half.

“He was soiled with mud they usually didn’t attempt to revive him as a result of a variety of time had already handed.”

Larissa and Matheus had been collectively for 2 years and had been planning to get married 2023.

Larissa instructed of the second Matheus proposed to her. She mentioned: “We had been coming back from a social occasion by bike, and the site visitors was very calm.

“He then stopped the bike and requested me if I wished to marry him in two years’ time. That’s the way it went.”

Matheus helped to load lorries at a warehouse in Tapirai for a dwelling.

Larissa mentioned: “We deliberate our lives collectively and it nonetheless looks like I’m dreaming, that I’ll get up in some unspecified time in the future and he’ll be right here.”

His buddy Rafaela added: “He had an excellent coronary heart, he labored very properly, he didn’t mess with something incorrect.

“He just lately purchased the bike he wished a lot and was even speaking about getting married. He was in an excellent section.”


Matheus just lately purchased a brand new bike and was planning his marriage ceremony when tragedy struck[/caption]

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