Rock lobster diver drowns at Vierkantklip

A 36-year old resident of Narraville in Walvis Bay drowned on Saturday morning during a rock lobster diving excursion at Vierkantklip south of Swakopmund. The incident occurred at about 08:00, according to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo.
The drowning also serves as a stark reminder over the danger of drowning, specifically with the festive season approaching during which thousands of people will take it to the sea for recreation or harvesting of marine life or fishing. According to Iikuyu, Mario Isaaks and seven friends from Narraville went diving for rock lobsters that morning. Circumstances surrounding the drowning are not yet known. Sources revealed to namib times the friends noticed the deceased’s body floating in the water. Even though paramedics from E-Med rescue 24 were on scene promptly, it was too late to save the victim. The deceased’s body was taken to Walvis Bay Police Mortuary for a post-mortem examination to determine the exact cause of death. His next of kin have been informed.

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