Two drown at Fanteakwa

Source The Ghana Report

Two young men have reportedly died after drowning in the Nsuapemso River in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern Region.

The two, Damptey Bless and Larbi Grant, had gone to check on their fishing nets in the Nsuapemso river before the event occured.

According to the assemblyman for the Nsutem Electoral Area, Alexander Boakye, the two usually visit the of Nsuapemso River every morning to check on the nets for tracking fishes.

He observed that the river may have increased in volume, which the boys failed to realise hence the drowning incident.

“Wednesday’s rain was very heavy, the river had increase in volumes of the Birim River that joins the Nsuapemso river. I think this is what caused it because, according to the family, the two boys always go to the river side for fishing activities,” he said.

The father of one of the deceased, Opanyin Atta Kuma, who confirmed the incident explained that, he had returned from the farm and asked for the whereabouts of the young men. He was told the two had gone for fishing.

But their 30-minute delay in returning home on Thursday morning got their father worried.

He followed up to the river bank, only to discover the slippers and shirts of his children at the bank.

He returned to the community for assistance to their rescue.

After a search party by personnel from the Fanteakwa South National Disaster Management Organisation and some local divers, the two bodies were retrieved.

Their bodies have been deposited at the Kyebi Government Hospital for post-mortem.

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