12-year-old boy drowns in Volta Lake at Yeji

A 12-year-old boy, David Tsitor, has drowned in the Volta Lake at Jaklai, a suburb in Yeji.

Residents reported receiving news of the incident around 9:30 am on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

According to eyewitnesses, the deceased and two other boys went to the water’s edge to fetch water and tragically drowned in the lake.

Community leader Godwin Kedzi stated that while on this errand, the boys took a canoe and started playing on the lake.

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The canoe owner noticed in an attempt to flee, they jumped into the water.

Kedzi further explained that two of the boys were successfully rescued, but unfortunately, one of them drowned.

In an interview with Adom News, Godwin Awudi, the Assemblyman for Yeji Traditional Council Electoral Area, commended the search party for their prompt response to the incident.

He also mentioned that measures are being taken to prevent children from swimming in the lake.

Awudi expressed concern over the increasing frequency of drowning incidents in the area.

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