Man drowns while trying to save ‘mentally unstable’ boy from drowning

A middle-aged man at Aduamoa, in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region, has met his untimely death after an attempt to save a mentally unstable boy from drowning.

The 40-year old man identified as Ernest Antwi drowned while trying to save the drowning young boy who is believed to mentally deranged.

According to a report filed by StarrNews, Ernest Antwi, who is a mobile money distributor had gone to the stream nearby to wash his car when he saw the mentally unstable boy, whose identity is yet to be known struggling for his life in the 8-feet deep stream.

In an attempt to save the boy, Ernest Antwi together with the 14-year-old boy ended up drowning. The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Their bodies were retrieved at about 10:00 pm on that fateful day by the community members and deposited at the Atibie Government Hospital mortuary.

According to the Assembly Member for the area, Osei Bonsu, four residents have drowned in the stream since the year 2015.

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