A 32 year old man has died after drowning in Lake Malawi in Nkhatabay on Sunday, police in the district have confirmed.
“He went to a place known as Jetty to perform the task of loading goods in omoni boat which was heading to Likoma,” said Esau
According to Esau, despite being warned by friends of the Mwera winds which characterised the water body on the day, Lungu insisted on carrying out his duties.
“Suddenly the canoe he was in capsized forcing him to drown.”
“Efforts by divers from aqua Africa to rescue him proved late to save his life. However they managed to recover his dead body from the lake and went to Nkhatabay district hospital where he was pronounced dead. Post-mortem results showed that he died due to suffocation,” said Esau.
Meanwhile police continue to warn people to tread more carefully in the lake to avoid such tragedies.
The deceased hailed from traditional authority Katumbi in Rumphi.