South African national drowns in ocean

A 36 year-old South African national reportedly drowned in the sea while swimming on Saturday.

This was confirmed by Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu in a crime report.

According to Iikuyu, the deceased and was swimming with friends when the waves took him deeper and was unable to come out.

By the time his friends managed to recover his body, he was already unconscious and was declared dead at the Swakopmund Hospital where the friends took him.

The incident took place at around 15h30.

The deceased was employed by a South African company and was residing at the Swakopmund Municipal Bungalows.

His next of keen are not yet informed. The body has been taken Walvis Bay Police mortuary for postmortem examination.

In an unrelated incident, a case of Kidnapping, Murder/Culpable Homicide has been opened at the Omaruru Police Station after a 42 year old man was brought in reported dead at the Omaruru state Hospital on Saturday.

It is alleged that the deceased was was part of three man group who stole aand slaughtered a cow from a 57 year-old man's farm in the Omaruru area.

According to the police, the three suspects involved in the death of the deceased are related to the complainant, whose cow was stolen.

The incident allegedly happened after the three men decided to pick the deceased up from a certain location in Omaruru, loaded him into a vehicle and demanded him to take them to the scene where he slaughtered the animal.

'At about 175 a call was received to the Omaruru Police Station from the State hospital informing them of a deceased who was brought in by three males (suspects),' Iikuyu noted.

The suspects alleged that the deaceased jumped out of the moving vehicle and hit himself against a stone, according to Iikuyu.

The deceased's next of kin have been informed and the body was take to the Walvis Bay mortuary to determine the cause of death.

The three suspects aged 27, 29 and 53 were arrested and are expexted to appear in the Omaruru Magistrate Court on Monday.

Source: Namibia Press Agency