Woman drowns after jumping into the sea



A 37-year-old woman lost her life at the coastal town of Lüderitz after she jumped into the sea on Monday in unexplained circumstances.

Head of crime investigations in the //Karas Region Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak said the deceased woman had been admitted to the Lüderitz State Hospital on Sunday.

However, at around 12h00 on Monday the victim left the hospital and went to the area of the beachfront between Pescanova Fishing Company and Marco Fishing Company, where she jumped into the sea and subsequently drowned. A security guard on duty at the time witnessed the entire scene.

The deceased, whose next of kin have been informed of her death, has been identified as Maria Shinana, aged 37, who resided at Erf 471 in the Area 7 informal settlement.


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