The Police inconjuction with locals have finally
ended a long search after recovering the body of a fisherman who drowned on Tuesday night in Lake Kyoga, in Pallisa district
The deceased has
been identified as Charles Okurut, 21, a fisherman attached to Omunwo landing
site in Obwanai parish, Apopong Sub County.
the Police Spokesperson for Bukedi North Region confirmed that on November 23 2021
at about 1700hrs, the deceased together with a survivor James Omule, 20, set
off from their homes and went fishing.
Alaso said that at
around midnight, the winds started blowing heavily while the fishermen were far in the the lake, leading their boat to capsize.
‘’The duo tried
swimming while calling for rescue, unfortunately, Okurut drowned and died,'
She cautioned fishermen to avoid going to the lake especially when the weather is not friendly
adding that police will continue carrying out sensitization especially on water
safety as the festive season draws near.
//Cue in alaso ... We want to caution fishmongers...'//
Cue out ...'//
The deceased body
has been conveyed to Pallisa Hospital for postmortem before handing over to the
relatives for burial.