- Tragedy struck the Ghanaian community in the US town of Delaware after a 31-year-old Ghanaian man's body was found at the beach on Monday, September 4
- Richard A. Boateng's body was found by a search party after he went missing while swimming the previous day
- Before the tragedy, marine authorities had warned swimmers and the general public of rip currents throughout the weekend
A US-based Ghanaian man who went missing while swimming has been found on the beach of Delaware in what is suspected to be a drowning incident.
Multiple reports on the fatal incident say Richard A. Boateng went missing while swimming off Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, on Sunday, September 3, 2023.
According to the New York Post, a massive search for Boateng commenced after several 911 calls on Sunday.
"Boateng’s body was found Monday morning on North Shores beach, a small community just north of Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach Fire Company Chief Chuck Snyder told Delaware Online," the report said.
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Witness said Richard raised his hand for help before drowning
The report further explained that a witness told authorities that he saw somebody raise his hand out of the ocean like they needed help.
“Then I started shouting ‘Help! We need a lifeguard,'" NY post quoted the witness.
He said shortly after the person raised his hand for help, he could not be seen again.
Before the incident, marine officials had warned of rip currents throughout the holiday weekend.
Richard's sister speaks
Richard Boateng's family said they are devastated by the loss.
His sister, Nanatte Boateng, said Richard's death has taught her a lesson about the importance of maintaining close relationships with family.
"You never know when people are going to go, everyone assumes that everyone is going to live till you grow old, but you never know when your time is up, so make the best of what you have with your family," she said.
Richard's girlfriend describes him as a warm person
Richard Boateng's girlfriend, Ashley Affum, described him as one of the funniest individuals she's ever known.
“Oh, my goodness! he is kind of the funniest individual you can be around …when he is there, he always has a good time and others have a good time with him,” she said.
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Meanwhile, in another tragic story, YEN.com.gh has reported that police are on a manhunt for a 22-year-old houseboy for allegedly killing his madam and bolting away with her car.
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John Alister is believed to have stabbed Princess Afia, dragged her to the garage, and drove her saloon car away.
The wanted boy previously bolted with another boss's capital when he was engaged to be a mobile money vendor.
Fetish priest attacks ex-lover for jilting him
Also, a fetish priest could not subdue his rage when he heard that his ex-lover who jilted him not long ago was going to marry another man.
Togbe Gadefia attacked Rakia Huseini with a machete and inflicted severe wounds on her.
The fetish priest went straight to the police to report himself after the incident where he was arrested.
NGO raises alarm over negative impact of cooking with aluminium pot
In other news, an environmental NGO Pure Earth has raised alarm over the risk of lead poisoning from everyday items.
The environmental NGO said 55% of lead leaks into food cooked in the popular dadesɛn pot (pure aluminium cooking pot).
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Pure Earth also noted that lead poisoning was negatively affecting the intelligence of young children.
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