One of two missing children’s bodies discovered

SWAKOPMUND: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region have confirmed the discovery of one of the bodies of the two children who went missing at sea while swimming with others at Henties Bay last weekend.

According to NamPol’s Commander of the Erongo Community Affairs Subsection, Inspector Ileni Shapumba, on Tuesday, the body, which was was found offshore at Grysduin, about six kilometres north of Henties Bay, was identified as that of 11-year-old Marie France Brockerhoff Ngo Mbock.

Subsequent police reports indicated that the two children reportedly drowned at sea between 14h00 and 15h00 on 15 December after they left their home between 12h00 and 13h00 on the same day with a few other friends.

It was further alleged that while they were in the water with other children, a strong wave swept them away. The rest of the children allegedly managed to run out of the water, except for the two girls.

The recovered body will be transported to Walvis Bay Police Mortuary for an autopsy, while the searc
h for the other girl, who is presumed to have drowned, continues.

The deceased girl’s next of kin have been informed of her death.

Police investigations continue.
Source: The Namibia Press Agency