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One Dies In Water After A Boat Capsizes In Wichlum Beach In Siaya County

A young man died in water in wichlum beach siaya county on Thursday night during a fishing expedition that went a mess.

A 26-year-old man was in a company of six other fishermen into the lake when their boat started being swayed by strong winds.

The six who managed to steer the boat out of the water back to kam yawa area,said the colleague panicked and jumped into the water in an attempt to save his life.

The fisherman identified as kevin olweny,drowned at 10pm after the boat hit a rock and capsized due to the strong winds.

Wichlum beach management unit chairman Victor odolo,said the incident occurred as the fishermen were going to their expedition in oyamo and nyamnwa beaches respectively.

He said the operation to retrieve the body of the deceased will commence forthwith. He calls well-wishers to assist them with finances for fuel to power the search motor boats.

"We are mobilising oyamo beach fishermen team to help us retrieve the body of kevin," Victor said.

He also urged the fishermen to avoid conducting their fishing activities during the night expedition when there are strong winds. He also appealed to the County government of siaya to build a construction rescue centre in wichlum.

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