The body of a man suspected to have committed suicide by jumping into the ocean at Swakopmund more than a week ago, has still not been found.
Shaun Haoseb, 25, is thought to have jumped off the Swakopmund Jetty on 26 June.
Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Wednesday told Nampa the search for the body continues.
“We have not stopped searching and I would like to request the public to be on the lookout for it,” he said.
According to the police, Haoseb argued with his girlfriend. He then left the house in the company of his friends and went to the jetty at around 04h00.
“He walked up to the end of the jetty and suddenly jumped into the sea,” one of his friends told the police.
Iikuyu said the Sea Rescue team and security guards immediately attended to the scene, but could not find him.
“It was too dark, the divers could not see anything,” said Iikuyu.
It is not clear if the suicide is linked to the argument he had with his girlfriend.
Statements were obtained from the girlfriend and Haoseb’s friends who were at the scene.
Iikuyu said usually, bodies wash out less than six days after someone drowns.
Detective Sergeant Boris Auxab, who is dealing with the case, on Wednesday said it is possible that the body washed out in an area where it is difficult to be seen.
- Title: Search for body of man who drowned still on
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