Three drownings recorded by NamPol

22 Nov 2015 18:50pm


Three cases of drowning were reported to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) this past week. NamPol spokesperson Inspector Slogan Matheus said at the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday in the first case in Windhoek, the police recovered the body of a 32-year-old male from the Goreangab dam last Sunday.

He apparently tried to recover a fishing net that got stuck in the mud when the incident occurred. His body was only discovered on Friday at around 12h00. In the Oshikoto Region, the 34-year-old Fillipus Paulus fell into a borehole and drowned.

According to witnesses he was busy giving his cattle water when he fell into the pit. Paulus was from the Onalulago village in the Onayena area. His next of kin have been informed and police investigations into the matter continue.

In a separate incident, a 65-year-old woman identified as Engelbertha Sikongo Hamutenya drowned in the Kavango East Region on Friday. The incident occurred at Muhopi village. Police investigations into the matter continue.