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Good Friday: 3 drown at Tawala beach in Accra

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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Three people have died at the Tawala Beach in Accra on Good Friday. According to reports, the three were members of a youth fellowship team of fifteen people who allegedly went to the beach to pray.

The incident occurred on March 30, 2018, after some of the team members decided to swim after their prayer session.

In an attempt to save their drowning friend, the two others also drowned.

Confirming the incident on Accra-based radio station Citi FM, a brother of one of the deceased, Kwame Mac-Joseph, said the absence of lifeguards at the Tawala beach is to blame for the deaths.

“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 added that some of the people who could have helped rescue the three were not experienced enough in swimming.

“There was no rescue team or indigenous people readily available to help. The onlookers were looking at this 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.