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General News of Friday, 12 April 2019


Man drowns while demonstrating swimming skills to ladies

A 22-year-old man identified as Kwame Iron has drowned in the Densu river in Koforidua.

He drowned on Monday around 3:30pm at Densuano, a suburb of New Juaben South Municipality.

Information gathered indicated that the deceased went swimming in the river with some ladies but got drowned as he attempted to impress his female friends with his swimming skills.

Meanwhile, his female friends reportedly took to their heels upon realizing their friend had drowned.

According to reports, the Densuano stretch of the Densu River has been turned into a beach where many swim hence incidents of drowning are rarely recorded.

Yaw Kyei, who claims to be relative to the deceased told Starr News the deceased did not have swimming skills hence shocked he went to swim at a time the water level was high as a result of the heavy downpours being recorded in parts of the region.

The body of the deceased, however, has been retrieved and deposited in the morgue while investigations continue.