A 40-year-old Kenyan man who was seen entering River Avon in Bath, Somerset, the United Kingdom on March 8th, 2020 has been found dead.
The lifeless body of Seth Odongo Aloo was discovered floating on the river on Friday, March 27th, nearly three weeks after he went missing.
On March 8th, police and Avon fire and rescue department acted swiftly after receiving reports of a man in the river near Avon Street Car Park.
A search mission was launched immediately but was called off after the team found nothing, having combed the entire area for several days.
Police, in collaboration with Coroners in Bath, is conducting an investigation into the incident after Odongo’s body was found floating on the river. The probe is expected to take about two weeks before his body is released to the family.
Odongo was the sole breadwinner to his young family and had reportedly planned to travel to Kenya on April 19th.
The family of Odongo has launched an online campaign to raise funds required to airlift his remains to Kenya for burial. He will be laid to rest at his parents’ home in Nyakach, Kisumu County.
“We are asking all friends, colleagues, and acquaintances of Seth to please join the family in raising the required £5,000 to repatriate the remains of Seth back to Kenya and give him a dignified in send-off in accordance with Luo culture and customs,” the family appeals.
Donations can be sent through the following gofundme account; https://www.gofundme.com/f/repatriating-remains-of-seth-aloo-to-kenya