The body of Switzerland women’s national teamer Florijana Ismaili has been found, three days after disappearing while swimming in Italy.
Ismaili entered the Lake Como water on June 30 and never resurfaced, a day after her 24th birthday. Her body was recovered from deep below the surface.
Capped 33 times with three goals for the Swiss, she captained Young Boys’ female team BSC YB Frauen.
The Swiss federation announced her passing.
“The SFV expresses its sincere condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Florijana Ismaili and wishes everyone all the strength in this difficult time.”
GENEVA (AP) Switzerland forward Florijana Ismaili is missing after getting into difficulties while swimming in Italy.
Swiss side Young Boys Bern says it has been informed that Ismaili, who plays for its women’s team, has been missing since she had a swimming accident at Lake Como in Lombardy on Saturday afternoon.
The club says: “The police searches are still underway. We are very upset and have not given up hope that all will end well.”
The club adds, “We are in close contact with family members and ask for understanding that we cannot make any further comment at this time. We will inform again as soon as we know more.”
Italian news agency Ansa reported that Ismaili rented a boat with a friend. She apparently dived into the lake from the boat but did not resurface.
The 24-year-old Ismaili has been playing for Bern since 2011.