One of the members of staff at Mzuzu Shoprite, identified by Police as a 27-year-old Hackson Lungu, has died after drowning in Lake Malawi.
It is understood that some members of staff at this shop have a football club which on this tragic day went to play with Nkhatabay Police.
According to Nkhatabay Police Publicists Sergeant Ignatius Esau, the team played the game successfully and there after decided to have refreshments at Chikale Beach.
Part of the activities at the beach involved swimming which the deceased enjoyed much to the scope that he plucked the dip waters where sadly he succumbed to pressure of the waves.
Esau explained that efforts were made to rescue the deceased but it was too late to save his life.
Efforts were made to rescue him. They managed to drag him out of the water and rushed him to Nkhatabay District Hospital but he was pronounced dead upon arrival, explained Esau.
Post mortem results proved that Lungu died due to suffocation.
Police have since called on people to be extra careful when swimming in deep waters to avoid the recurrence of such incidences.
The deceased hailed from Chinichoka Village, Traditional Authority Chakhaza in Dowa District.