An employee of Southern Bottlers (SOBO) identified as Jolam Kamvuma has died after he drowned in Lake Malawi at Chikale Beach in the lakeshore district of Nkhatabay,Malawi News Hub has learnt.
The deceased, who was working at SOBO’s Mzuzu Branch, went to Nkhatabay with his girlfriend for a night before being joined by colleagues at Chikale Beach a day later.
Reports indicate that Kamvuma went to swim while drunk and drowned. He was rescued by some well wishers and taken to Nkhatabay District Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
According to an autopsy carried out at the hospital, the deceased died of suffocation.
Police have since advised the general public to avoid swimming while drunk.
Jolamu Kamvuma hailed from Mwahenga Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwahenga in Rumphi District.