Boys’ play ends in tragedy

Drowned in the swimming pool of the Hotel de Duine in Henties Bay

The small community of Henties Bay is horrified by the drowning on Saturday of a nine year old boy in the swimming pool of the town’s well-known Hotel de Duine.Ensley Esau Geingob and three of his friends sneaked into the hotel’s premises to have a fun swim, but it ended in an unimaginable tragedy.
The lifeless body of the boy was retrieved from the swimming pool by paramedics of Life Link at around 16:45 on Saturday.
According to the Acting Regional Crimes Investigations Coordinator of the Namibian Police in Erongo, Daniel Gurirab, Ensley and 3 other friends believed to be aged between 8 and 12 years old, allegedly scaled a boundary wall of the hotel to reach the swimming pool.  At the pool one of the deceased’s friends allegedly pushed him into the water. When the boys sensed there is trouble as the boy was now struggling in the deep end of the pool they ran to hotel staff for assistance. An employee of the hotel was unsuccessful in an attempt to save the boy from the water.
Life Link paramedics were called. At that stage the boy already drowned. Geingob was declared deceased at the scene.
The boy’s next of kin were informed and a case of culpable homicide is being investigated.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login