Two people have been confirmed dead in Salima following their failure to swim to the shores soon after they jumped off from a private boat they hired during their weekend retreat at Baobab Lodge in the district.
Salima Police Publist Gift Chitowe identified the two Lilongwe based residents as Maxwell Kaliati 27, and George Nselema 21 and the shocking incident happened on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in the afternoon.
According to the Police report made accessible to News Watch Reviews by the district’s Police publist, Gift Chitowe demonstrates that the two in company of others, on August 27 left Lilongwe for Salima- Senga bay for a weekend retreat.
“It was upon their arrival at Baobab Lodge when the two deceased persons in company of others hired a private boat from one of the villagers there”,
“They started sailing and when they went into deep waters the two decided to jump into the Lake with no apparent reason, they failed to swim to the shores of the Lake hence they drowned and died, all their bodies have been discovered”, said Chitowe
Nselema hails from Area 49 Lilongwe and had just been selected to pursue his studies at Polytechnic, while Kaliati hails from Kuntaja Village in the area of traditional Authority (T/A) Kuntaja in Blantyre and was working with Limbe Leaf Tobacco.
Meanwhile, Police in the district is urging all members of the general public to observe beach rules which prohibit drunkards entering into the waters as the two deceased are suspected to have taken some excessive liquor during the retreat.