Body of drowned Catechist retrieved from Lake Bunyonyi

Residents standing at Kayanga landing site in Murambo Village look on, as Marine police and local divers look for the body of the drowned catechist on Monday afternoon. PHOTO / ROBERT MUHEREZA

The body of the drowned catechist that drowned in Lake Bunyonyi on Monday morning was last evening retrieved by local divers working with the marine police, after it eventually floated on the water at the spot where the incident happened.

Nafutali Kizabona, 35, catechist at Kayanga Catholic Church in Kabale District drowned in Lake Bunyonyi when the dugout canoe in which he was sailing capsized.

Read: 35-yr-old catechist drowns in lake Bunyonyi, dies

The LCIII chairman for Butanda Sub County Mr Bannet Champion confirmed the development saying that the body floated on the water after a tiresome search.

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“The local divers and the marine police used barbed wires and sticks to search for the body but all was in vain. At around 5:40, the local residents that were seated at Kayanga landing site heard a big bang in the water and suddenly the body of the drowned catechist floated on water. We thank God that the body has been retrieved. The burial arrangements shall be announced by the family members,” he said.

He appealed to the government to equip the marine police deployed at Lake Bunyonyi with all the necessary gear to help ease their operations.

Mr Ananius Turinawe, a brother to the deceased, said he (the catechist) was taking returns from his local church to the parish headquarter church when he died, adding that the deceased is survived by three children and a wife.

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