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Body of MV Orion Captain Retrieved from Lake Victoria :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Body of MV Orion Captain Retrieved from Lake Victoria

Oking's body was on Wednesday found by the Police Marine Unit trapped by underground rocks.
Part of MV Orion. File photo.
The body of 64-year old, Osiele Okoth Oking, the captain of MV Orion, who drowned in Lake Victoria along Masese landing site in Jinja City has been recovered.

It is reported that Oking ferried palm oil aboard MV Orion from Kalangala district and docked at the pier of BIDCO Uganda Limited on Saturday evening.  Eyewitnesses say that Oking was last seen buying snacks from the Kibugambata food market on Masese landing site on Monday.

Oking's body was on Wednesday found by the Police Marine Unit trapped under the rocks.  The body was taken to Jinja regional referral hospital's mortuary, awaiting postmortem.

Majid Magumba, the Chairperson of Fishermen along Masese landing site says that Oking was a known client who used to purchase groceries from their food market and landing site. He says that they teamed up with police to boost efforts of retrieving his body.

Kiira region's police spokesperson, James Mubi says that the deceased is suspected to have drowned after suffering from unidentified illnesses while seated along the Lake Victoria shoreline.

On Tuesday, expert divers from Sunlink Company and the police marine team mapped up areas where the deceased’s body could easily be sighted. 

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