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10 August 2017

Search continues for tourist drowned in Boti Falls

Search to retrieve the body of a tourist identified as Jeremiah Bediako, 32, who drowned in Boti Water Falls in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region is continuing after several searches since the incident occurred Tuesday have not been successful.

However, divers mostly fishermen from Kpong have been invited to support the search team. They are hopeful that the body of the tourist who is a Ghanaian will be discovered and retrieved.

Adjei Odonkor, one of the divers tells Kasapa News they have mounted a barricade at the down stream of the river with a metal wire to prevent the river from carrying the body away after several searches yielded no results previous days.

He is however hopeful the body will be retrieved today.

It is not clear the identity of the deceased tourist but information gathered indicates he visited the tourist site with his American friends.

The deceased reportedly drowned when he managed to rescue one of his American friends who was drowning.

Police Personnel from Obawale who visited the scene were helpless because they had no technology or skills to search for the body but have returned today to supervise the divers.

The water level of the falls has risen with high gravity due to the heavy downpours the region is experiencing making it dangerous for tourists who have less swimming skills, but Management of the Boti Falls has failed to provide precautionary measures to draw attention of tourists to the dangers

Assembly Member for Boti Electoral Area, Stephen Narh Tetteh tells Kasapa News several persons have drowned in similar fashion.

He said management of the Falls has dismissed the few experienced divers they were working with and replaced with someone who has no knowledge about swimming.

 

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