Police retract information on man allegedly falling to death from roof

Otis Daniels_Finck
Walvis Bay • [email protected]

The incident first reported on about a 54-year-old-man who succumbed to his injuries after allegedly falling from a company roof in Walvis Bay on Thursday, has been retracted by the police.

Earlier today the Erongo police issued an incident report in which it stated that Willem Steenkamp was found on top of a car after he had allegedly fell from a warehouse roof at United Fishing company, where he was allegedly employed.

This, according to Erongo police spokesperson, Anna Frans was not correct. “According to new developments the deceased did not work for United Fishing, but was brought in by a person who rent the warehouse of United Fishing to fix a car, and he was [later] found, not on top of a vehicle, but on the floor,” she said, adding that the cause of death is still being investigated.

The initial report issued indicated that the deceased was found in the morning laying on his stomach on a car at the United Fishing company's premises where he was employed and that it is suspected that he might have fallen from the roof of the warehouse as the ceiling was broken right above where he was found laying. There were also some broken pieces of ceiling laying on the floor.