Missing Swiss soccer player Florijana Ismaili’s body has been found in Northern Italy after she jumped into Lake Como from a boat and did not return to the surface over the weekend.
The 24-year-old striker’s body was found on Tuesday at a depth of 204 meters, Italian authorities told CNN. A team of divers using an autonomous underwater vehicle found her, the outlet reported.
The Swiss Football Association confirmed Ismaili’s death on its website.
“The Swiss Football Association has the painful task of informing about the death of its national player Florijana Ismaili. We are all upset, deeply affected and very, very sad,” their statement said.
Ismaili, who served as the captain of the BSC Young Boys’ women’s team also played 33 matches for the Swiss international team over the past five years, according to the association.
Ismaili’s teammates have expressed their grief following the news of her death.
“I am deeply saddened and shaken. It’s hard to accept that Flori is gone,” the Swiss women’s coach, Nils Nielsen, told the BBC.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Ashley Boucher