A sad mood looms at Chobe Safari Lodge as the search intensifies for the people who drowned after their boat capsized on Saturday.
Two helicopters, a dozen of divers and a team of police and army rescue team have been deployed to hunt for the two people who are feared to have drowned when a boat they were riding on capsized on Saturday evening.
The two are part of a group of six operators of Tour companies who had visited Chobe Safari Lodge, located in Murchison National Park in Nwoya district.
Moses Okello, the Nwoya District Police Commander says that they have changed their search strategy by deploying divers at Ayago Bridge, about 30 kilometres from the lodge. He said they suspect that the missing persons could have been carried downstream by the fast flowing Nile water.
He said the divers are backed by the helicopters and a team of over forty policemen and soldiers who are patrolling the banks on the Nile to hunt for the missing persons identified as Cliff Kizito, the proprietor of Cliff Edge Uganda Tour and a woman identified only as Jalia.
Meanwhile, the management of Chobe Safari Lodge that was hosting the visitors has yet declined to speak about the incident saying they were yet busy and focussed in trying to rescue the missing persons.
Saidi Engola, a resident of Karuma trading who is at the scene said the usually peaceful and relaxed atmosphere at the tourism destination has been replaced by a sad mood as everyone ponders the fate of the missing persons.
Relatives of the missing persons who have since traveled to the facility, together with the rest of the people by the waters, keep hoping for good news from the search team as the helicopters buzz over the waters,
The divers and the patrol team are checking the River banks in a desperate attempts to locate the two, following the rescue yesterday of Hanington, Richard, Monalisa and Brian who were also on the boat.
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