SWAKOPMUND: The body of the man that washed up here early Friday afternoon was confirmed by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) as the fourth victim of the capsized Dan Jose vessel, with two more bodies found early Saturday morning.
According to the NamPol’s Regional Crime Investigation Coordinator for the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa, all the bodies found on Friday and Saturday respectively, have been identified as the crew members who was on board the fishing vessel when it capsized on 26 July.
The last two bodies was found by a resident of Swakopmund who was driving along the beach near the the salt pans area en route to Henties Bay.
Members of NamPol as well as members of the Swakopmund emergency services, rushed to scene to remove the remains of the men.
The Dan Jose with seven crew members capsized about one kilometre off-shore at Mile 7 en route to Henties Bay.
One survivor, David Alweendo, managed to swim to shore and call for help.
He told NamPol that water flowed into the back of the boat and the strong windy conditions caused it to capsize.
The other bodies recovered thus far include that of Dan Jose skipper, Daniel Klopper and fellow crew men, Thomas Haikongo and Ervast Tshavuka Andreas.
Kashuupulwa also told NAMPA, that NamPol has the names of the last three bodies found washed up over the weekend, but cannot avail the names yet as the next of kin needs to be informed.