Mentally ill man allegedly drowns in river

23 Jul 2013 06:10
MUKWE, 23 JUL (NAMPA) - A 28-year-old mentally ill man allegedly drowned in the Okavango River at Shamaghongo village on Saturday evening.
The village is situated some 170 kilometres (km) east of Rundu.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Kavango Regional Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Tuesday that the deceased, who has been identified as Werner Sherenyi, was last seen by family members when they all turned in for the night on Saturday.
The next morning, one of the deceased’s brothers went to visit him in his room to see how he was doing, but could not find him.
The family members followed Sherenyi’s footprints, which led them up to the riverbank.
After an intensive search, the family members discovered his remains floating in the river.
It is not known at what time exactly the suspected drowning took place.
Sherenyi was a resident of the Shamaghongo village.
His next of kin have already been informed, and the police have opened an inquest docket.