Eight-year-old boy drowns in the Okavango River

RUNDU: A eight year old Boy drowned in the Okavango River on Friday afternoon at the Kashira Village.

The village is 90km East of Rundu in the Ndiyona Constituency.

Acting Regional Crime Investigation Coordinator for Kavango East, Detective Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Monday that the deceased has been identified as George Mukaya.

Mubebo said the deceased went for swimming with his elder sisters 15 and 13 years when he got over powered by the water and drowned.

The family he explained is from the inland and had only come for the holiday with their mother Sophia Kayengo.

The search for the boy continues.