Tragedy Boy drowns during swimming challenge

Dennis Yaw Ayamba, and two others who were engaged in the competition on Monday around 3.00 pm dived from the top of the bridge over the Densu River, which links Suhum to the New Juabeng Municipality.

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Dennis Yaw Ayamba, and two others who were engaged in the competition on Monday around 3.00 pm dived from the top of the bridge over the Densu River, which links Suhum to the New Juabeng Municipality. play

Dennis Yaw Ayamba, and two others who were engaged in the competition on Monday around 3.00 pm dived from the top of the bridge over the Densu River, which links Suhum to the New Juabeng Municipality.

(3news)
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A 19-year-old boy has been reported drowned in the Densu River at Akwadum in the New Juabeng Municipality of the Eastern Region during a swimming competition for a GHC120-prize.

Dennis Yaw Ayamba, and two others who were engaged in the competition on Monday around 3.00 pm dived from the top of the bridge over the Densu River, which links Suhum to the New Juabeng Municipality.

The tragedy happened when on the third dive, the boy failed to come out of the river, raising suspicions that he had been drowned, 3news reports.

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The family of the boy was alerted and a group of young men was subsequently contracted to search for his body after a libation was poured.

The team was, however, unsuccessful after hours of search.

Police in the area have since been alerted about the incident.

However, as at the time of filing this story, the police were yet to visit the scene.

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