News of the drowning of the 17-year-old Jackson Iipinge at a swimming pool at a camping resort on the plots in the Swakop River near Swakopmund sent shock waves through the community of Walvis Bay.
According to Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Gurirab, Acting Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, circumstances that led to the tragedy are currently under investigation and that the incident occurred on Friday at the Moonlight Resort near Nonidas.
“It is alleged that the deceased person, a Grade 12 learner at the Kuisebmond Secondary School in Walvis Bay, came to the resort for the weekend. Iipinge drowned while he and his school mates were busy swimming in the pool. They were on a weekend camping trip at the resort when the young man drowned.”
Chief Inspector Gurirab said an ambulance and paramedics from E-Med Rescue was summoned to the scene of the tragedy but all efforts to resuscitate him failed
The body of the deceased young man was taken to Swakopmund State Hospital where the doctor on duty issued a death certificate. Iipinge’s body was taken to Police Morgue at Walvis Bay for a post mortem examination.