Albanian Footballer Missing after Swimming Accident
Albanian Daily News
Published June 30, 2019
Footballer of Albanian origin Florijana Ismaili has been declared missing since Saturday in Como Lake in Italy. Ismaili, 24, has played for the BSC Young Boys women's team since 2011 and is the club's captain.
"BSC Young Boys have been informed that our player Florijana Ismaili has been missing since Saturday afternoon on Lake Como after a swimming accident. Searches by the police continue. We are very concerned and have not given up the hope that everything will turn out well," said the club in a statement.
It continued that they were in touch with Ismaili's family and would not provide any more information until they received an update. According to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Ismaili had decided to spend a relaxing day at the lake with a teammate, and they had rented an inflatable boat near Musso. "She jumped in to the water, but never surfaced again," the paper said.