Man attempting to rescue boy drowns

Carlos Dubge, a 26-year-old man, who reportedly got drowned when he attempted to rescue a 12-year-old boy from drowning at the Allan Beach in Takoradi, on Sunday morning, has been washed ashore.

The body of the deceased was found after some traditional rites were performed at the beach, on Tuesday, family sources revealed.

The body of Dubge has been deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital mortuary for post mortem.

The Crime Officer at the Marine Police Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Solomon Debi, who confirmed the story to the Ghanaian Times, yesterday, said the body of the boy was yet to be found.

ASP Debi recalled that, a resident of Amanful in Takoradi, Charles Israel, reported to the police that he met Dugbe, heading towards the Allan beach, and they went there together.

The crime officer said Israel narrated that he decided to go to toilet in a bush nearby, and when he returned, he was informed by some people playing football at the beach that the deceased had drowned when he attempted to rescue  the boy from drowning. 

ASP Debi said the police had since the COVID-19 restrictions, been patrolling the beaches, but some recalcitrant people continue to patronise  the beach. 

“The public, especially children are being advised from going to the beach, If you’re not a good swimmer, don’t attempt to swim, especially during high tidal waves,” ASP Debi advised.

He stressed: “We should all endeavour to assist the police to make our beaches a safe haven.”

FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, TAKORADI

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