Search for drowning victim continues in Kunene River
03 Jan 2015 12:20pm
OPUWO, 03 JAN (NAMPA) - The police search for the body of the 24-year-old American man who drowned in the Kunene River at the Epupa waterfalls on 31 December 2014 has entered its fourth day without success.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) issued a statement here on Friday, saying the body has not yet been recovered but the search continues.
The deceased has been identified as John Peterson. He drowned while swimming with other people in the Kunene River on Wednesday.
The police deployed divers from Swakopmund to conduct the search, but they have had no success to date.
The deceased was doing voluntary work in Namibia and was attached to the Community Skills Development Centre (Cosdec) in Swakopmund, Erongo Region.
In another incident which was also reported to the police in the Kunene Region, a 34-year-old man is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman at Anker settlement in the Sesfontein Constituency of the Kunene Region.
It is alleged that the suspect forcefully entered the room of the victim while she was asleep at about 03h00 on New Years Day (01 January 2015). He apparently removed her clothes by force and then raped her. Police investigations in that matter continue.