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A 15-year-old boy named Emmanuel Essuon has lost his life after he got drowned in a river at Ajumako Ocheso in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central Region.
Reports indicate that the deceased who’s JHS 2 student had gone to weed someone’s farm and on his return decided to cool his body in the river by swimming but unfortunately sunk deep and got drowned.
The body has been deposited at the Cape Coast Regional Hospital for preservation.
The Oche river is said to be full to the brim following frequent rains in the area.
Residents told Kasapa FM New Yaw Boagyan that there have been series of announcements made through the community’s information centre asking parents to warn their children not to bathe in the river to avoid needless death. But it was unfortunate the young boy has fallen victim.
Meanwhile, the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District NADMO Coordinator Mr Grant Essilfi has advised people not to swim in rivers during the raining season and desist from building in the waterlogged areas.