Switzerland-based football club, Young Boys, have declared forward, Florijana Ismaili, missing after a swimming accident on Lake Como in Italy on Sunday.
The 24-year-old has been playing for BSC Young Boys women’s team since 2011, while she is also the club’s captain.
A statement on the club’s official website reads: “The officials of the 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.
“We are in close contact with family members and we ask for your understanding that we cannot provide any further information at the present time. We will inform again as soon as we know more.”
According to Italian daily news outlet, Corriere Della Sera, Ismaili had decided to spend a day at the lake with a teammate, during which they had rented an inflammable boat with the intention of using it on the lake,
“She jumped into the water, but never surfaced again,” the paper said.
An alarm was reportedly sounded at 4:30 pm, and divers began searching the area on Saturday, with the search later suspended overnight. It however, resumed on Sunday morning.