Birthday celebration gone wrong, man drowns in swimming pool


A 26-year-old man of Jack compound in Lusaka has drowned in a swimming pool at one of the Lodges in Kamwala South area, Police officials say.

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said the incident happened on September 30, 2023 around 13:00 hours.

Mwale said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Sunday.

He said Police preliminary investigations revealed that Misheck Mutelo Lwendo who was celebrating his birthday with two of his friends, decided to swim after taking some beer.

“After noticing that he was not coming out of the water, the two friends alerted the security guard and immediately a search was conducted. The body was discovered in the deep end of the swimming pool,” he said.

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Mwale said Police officers who rushed to the scene suspected no foul play.

He said the body was deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.

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