The Police in Kibuku have retrieved a body of a fisherman who drowned at Bugiri landing site.
The deceased has been identified as Geoffrey Kato aged 22 years, a resident of Kabusule Zone, Bugiri Parish. Kato’s body was retrieved from the river on Friday after drowning while fishing.
According to Police, Kato had gone to Bugiri Landing site for fishing in River Mpologoma when he met his death in the middle of the river and was swept away by the strong waves.
Immaculate Alaso, the Bukedi South Police Spokesperson says that Kato’s body was recovered following a thorough search by Police and his fellow fishermen who were onlookers when he drowned.
She said that although his colleagues tried to save him, he was carried so fast by the waters and disappeared only to recover him dead.