LI KAIWEI, a 20-year-old Chinese national has drowned in the Etaka Dam near Epalela in the Omusati Region on Sunday.
Police spokesperson Lineekela Shikongo said that Li Kaiwei, who is originally from Fu Jian in China and who was working and staying at Outapi, was swimming in the Etaka Dam apparently to cool off due to the current heat wave, when he drowned at around 16:00.
Shikongo said that the deceased was in the company of other Chinese nationals but he was the only one who was swimming.
The body was retrieved and taken to the Okahao police mortuary where a postmortem will be conducted.
Incidents of drowning in the Etaka Dam are not uncommon, but they involve mostly local residents trying to catch the abundant fish.