Diasporian News of Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Source: Tawiah, Francis
Homicide Detective determined against lifeguard in Hamburg.
A young Ghanaian is drowned at a Beach in Hamburg-Farmsen.Fire Department divers find the 20 years old Osei at a depth of nine metres. The young man was a well trained swimmer, and was also very good at playing football. He played for the Hamburg Sport Team youth, (HSV youth).
Osei, who was even though a very good swimmer drowned suddenly in the swimming area of Hamburg-Farmsen, after shouting many times for help. The Hamburger police mord kommission has charged the pool emergency staff for suspicion of manslaughter. Police spokeswoman Karina Sadowsky: “it’s about the suspicion of manslaughter against the pool emergency stafff forfailing to render assistance. Impending punishment: up to five years in prison or fine!
Young kicker Osei S. (20, formerly HSV youth, last played Oststeinbeker SV) swimed in the Lake last Friday with friends, when he suddenly shouted for many “I get no air” and went under.
His friends diving after him – in vain. Cry out for help!
It was after about some minutes that the emergency staff who were about 130meters away from the shore noticed. The 31 years old swim master and her 65 year-old colleague who had no diving equipment rowed in the boat to assist but their help was too late. Osei was already at the 9 meter deep base of the lake, dead.
Shocked guests reported to the police about deliberate actions of the pool staff. They reacted too late!
The Managing Director of the swim guard, Carl-Heinz Goetz (65 years) rejected allegations, “My employees have made no errors.” He complains about the police, “We were treated like criminals to the extent that lifeguards were sent to cell.”
FRANCIS TAWIAH (Duisburg – Germany)