Body of man who drowned in Swakopmund recovered

The police in Swakopmund have confirmed the recovery of the body of 21-year-old Anthony Elrico Williams, who reportedly drowned at the Mole Beach in Swakopmund on Saturday.

The Namibian Police Force’s Unit Commander for Community Policing in Erongo, Chief Inspector Ileni Shapumba, said his body was recovered around 01h42 on Thursday at the same beach.

It is alleged that Williams, who was an experienced swimmer, drowned while swimming with two of his cousins.

A search by the Sea Rescue team commenced immediately after he drowned, leading to the recovery of the body after almost a week.

The deceased was successfully identified by family members and his body was taken to the Swakopmund State Hospital for an autopsy and certification.

Police investigations continue.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency