'DEEPLY CONCERNED' Fears grow for missing footballer Florijana Ismaili after swimming accident on Lake Como as police continue search for Young Boys captain

SWISS international footballer Florijana Ismaili is missing after going swimming in Lake Como.


Posted Monday, July 01, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

The 24-year-old was visiting the idyllic Italian location that is around 16 miles from the Switzerland border.

'DEEPLY CONCERNED' Fears grow for missing footballer Florijana Ismaili after swimming accident on Lake Como as police continue search for Young Boys captain
Swiss football star Florijana Ismaili is missing after jumping into Lake Como Credit: AFP

But she failed to resurface after jumping into the lake on Saturday morning, according to reports, and a friend raised the alarm.

The search operation is continuing after specialist fire fighters and diving teams were sent to the location near the town of Musso.

Ismaili is the captain of Swiss outfit Young Boys and and made her international debut in 2014.

Her club side tweeted out about the shocking incident on Sunday morning.

It read: “We are deeply concerned, but we have not given up hope that everything will turn out well.

"We are in close contact with [Ismaili’s] family and ask you to appreciate that for the moment we can’t make any further comment.

"We will provide further information as soon as we know more.”

According to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Ismaili had visited the lake with a teammate, and they had rented an inflatable boat.

'DEEPLY CONCERNED' Fears grow for missing footballer Florijana Ismaili after swimming accident on Lake Como as police continue search for Young Boys captain
The 24-year-old made her debut for Switzerland in 2014Credit: AFP

'DEEPLY CONCERNED' Fears grow for missing footballer Florijana Ismaili after swimming accident on Lake Como as police continue search for Young Boys captain
Specialist diving teams were despatched to Lake Como to search for Florijana Ismaili Credit: Instagram @_florij

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