4 Drown At Sekondi Harbour

4 Drown At Sekondi Harbour

Four persons got drowned at the Bosumtwi-Sam Fishing Harbour at Sekondi in the Western Region recently.


According to sources, the deceased were part of about 15 youth who had gone to the Skyy Beach Haven, near the fishing harbour, to have fun on that fateful day.

The four got drowned when they attempted to rescue another person who was allegedly drowning in the sea.

The names of the deceased were given as Frank Amankwaa, aka ‘Juju,’ 18, and a final-year student of a senior high school at Sekondi and Joseph Bonful, 20, former student of a technical school in Takoradi.

The rest are Agya Ackon, aka “Off” and one Evans, who was a welder at Ketan, near Sekondi.

The name of the survivor was given as Julius, 19 who was a member of a local brass band group.

Julius is currently receiving treatment at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi.

The bodies of four were retrieved on Monday morning and deposited at the morgue at the same hospital.

DAILY GUIDE learnt that one of the revellers decided to swim in the sea.

When he got near the sea, he saw someone drowning and raised an alarm for the three other boys to join him.

They jumped into the sea and attempted to rescue the individual.

Unfortunately, the four, who decided to help, died while the one, who was allegedly drowning, survived.

A source in the area asserted that there was no rescue team in the vicinity and the onlookers were not willing to help following the drowning of the other persons in their attempt to rescue the person who had survived.

Source: Daily Guide