A 12-year-old boy identified as Bernard Banda has died after drowning in Lake Malawi.
Police public relations officer for Nkhatabay district Ignatius Esau told Malawi24 that Bernard left home on October 7 but did not tell anyone where he was going.
He did not report back home that day and the next day his body was found floating dead on the waters of Lake Malawi.
Police believe Bernard went to the lake to swim since his clothes were found along the beach.
Postmortem indicated that death was due to suffocation.
The deceased hailed from Gulu village, Traditional Authority Malanda in Nkhatabay district.