Boy drowns in Oanob River

30 Jan 2017 07:50am
REHOBOTH, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – A 15-year-old boy from the Block E neighbourhood in Rehoboth drowned in the Oanob River on Sunday afternoon at around 17h00.
Shalongo Thomas from the Namibian Police Force Crime Investigations Division told Nampa the same day that Fales Nghaanekwa was swimming with three friends when they saw him struggling in the water.
“They ran to the deceased’s home to inform the family,” he said.
Thomas said the body of the boy was in the water for almost three hours before NamPol could retrieve it.
Nghaanekwa was a Grade 9 learner at Rehoboth High School. His next of kin has been informed.
A bystander, who requested anonymity, said builders in the area are digging sand from the river, which causes it to have whirlpools that can affect its flow.
“Something must be done to these people destroying the environment,” he charged.