A 12-year-old boy in Nkhotakota district died suddenly by drowning in Lake Malawi, Nkhunga Police confirmed, Monday.
Nkhunga Police Spokesperson Laban Makalani said the incident occurred on Saturday of September 15, 2012 at Ngala fishing dock in the area of Traditional Authority Kanyenda in Nkhotakota district.
“The boy identified as Brain Ngozo of Kamtekete Village in the area of T/A Kanyenda in the district, is reported to have embarked on a fishing trip alone into the lake at about 1:00 pm by using a canoe.
“His parents and relatives got surprised after noticing that the boy was not coming back in time and they mounted up a search on the same day up until the next day when they found him floating dead,” he said.
Makalani said police officers visited the scene and viewed the body of the deceased where they confirmed that death was caused by suffocation and no foul play was suspected.