- Three persons are reported dead after they drowned at the Tawala Beach at La in Accra
- The deceased were part of a youth fellowship team of 15 people who went to the beach to pray on Good Friday
The Easter celebrations did not go according to plan for some persons after three people were reported to have drowned at the Tawala Beach in La, Accra.
According to a report by Citi News, the deceased were part of a youth fellowship team of fifteen people who went to the beach to pray on Good Friday.
However, three of them got drowned after some members of the team decided to go swimming after successfully concluding their prayer session.
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One of the deceased first drowned, with the two others rushing to help rescue their friend.
Unfortunately, though, they could also not survive and drowned together with their other colleague, bringing the number of deaths to three.
A brother of one of the deceased, Kwame Mac-Joseph, lamented the absence of lifeguards at the Tawala beach.
According to him, the deaths could have been prevented had there been lifeguards present at the beach.
He added that some of the onlookers were unwilling to help because they were not experienced enough in swimming and were also terrified.
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“In the course of the swimming, one person was drowning and the next person wanted to help and he got drowned. The third person who also wanted to help also got drowned,” he said in quotes published by Citi News.
“There was no rescue team or indigenous people readily available to help. The onlookers were looking at these three gentlemen drowning.”
“We just received a call from the Labadi police that we should come to the police station, they’ve found two of the bodies and my brother was part of it. They also said one of them had a wedding ring on his finger. So, two people have been found and it’s left with one person,” he added.
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