Body of missing Swiss soccer player Florijana Ismaili found

Posted at 4:03 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 09:44:26-04

The body of missing Swiss soccer player Florijana Ismaili has been found, days after she went missing following a swimming accident in Lake Como, northern Italy.

Italian rescue services told CNN that her body was found at a depth of 204 meters on Tuesday using a team of divers and an autonomous underwater vehicle.

Ismaili, 24, was captain of the BSC Young Boys women’s team and had been missing since Saturday afternoon.

Her team confirmed her death in a statement on its website, writing: “We are very upset and deeply affected.”

Ismaili had played for the BSC Young Boys women’s team since 2011. She previously played for Swiss team FC Walperswil, and was in Switzerland’s national women’s team, making 33 international appearance in five years.

“The BSC Young Boys offers its sincere condolences to Florijana Ismaili’s family and friends. In this difficult time, we wish them strength and courage. We will remember Florijana gratefully,” her club said.

CNN’s Nicola Ruotolo and Ivana Kottasová contributed to this report.