Man drowns at Long Beach

A 44-year-old man allegedly drowned at Long Beach near Walvis Bay on Friday.

The Namibian Police Force in a report on Sunday noted that the man, Peter Schneider, had gone swimming with a companion around 10h15 when the incident occurred.

The body was retrieved by two Navy divers and the police.

Police investigations are underway.

In another incident, it is alleged that six trial-awaiting inmates on Saturday between 22h00 and 22h30 escaped from lawful custody at Rehoboth in the Hardap Region.

The escapees, aged 16, 18, 22, 28, 31 and 34, were to be tried for possession of drugs, theft and stock theft. The circumstances surrounding the escape are under investigation, the police said.

In a separate incident, the police reported that a 63-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in Dorado Park, Windhoek.

Benjamin Petrus’ body was found hanging from the roof at around 08h00 on Sunday at the braai area of his residence.

No suicide note was left behind and an inquest has been launched.

Source: The Namibi
an Press Agency