Two drown on Christmas Eve in Khomas

28 Dec 2013 09:10am
WINDHOEK, 28 DEC (NAMPA) - The lifeless body of an 18-year-old woman was discovered in a river on Christmas Eve in the Okahandja Park informal settlement area.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Detective Chief Inspector Barry de Klerk told Nampa on enquiry Friday that Neppe Simon was found dead behind the Fidel Castro Primary School in the middle of the river which had been flowing as a result of the recent rain.
“We suspect that Simon might have tried to cross the riverbed but drowned,” he said.
De Klerk added that her body was found fully clothed, except for shoes.
Her next of kin have been informed, and police investigations continue.
In a separate drowning incident, a 36-year-old man was reported to have drowned in a river in the Kapps Farm area on Tuesday.
According the De Klerk, the man was visiting friends, but went missing on his way back home.
Witnesses told NamPol that the man was last seen crossing a small bridge to get to his home at Stink Water in Dordabis, and might have slipped, fell into the river and drowned.
“A team of divers from the Special Reserve Force was sent to search for the body, but it has not yet been recovered. We are still searching for him,” De Klerk said.