Scuba Divers Retrieve Body From Lake Ngami

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Botswana Defence Force (BDF) scuba divers, with the assistance of fishermen, earlier today (December 24) retrieved the body of a 30-year-old man of Etsha 1 who drowned in Lake Ngami on December 22.

Sehithwa station commander, Superintendent Zakes Masike, confirmed that the body was found floating in the lake at 9:45 am and it was taken to Letsholathebe hospital in Maun for postmortem.

The drowning incident took place when the man and two others from Shakawe aged between 21 and 25 went to the lake to place their fishing nets. They were reportedly using an engine boat.

He said the boat capsised when the driver of the boat left the steering wheel to get his share of a sandwich. And Supt Masike stated that g winds were also reported on that day.

He said two of the occupants managed to swim ashore, while the third one drowned.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: General

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