4 boys drown in beach while rescuing their friend who survived

The remains of the four boys who drown in beach while making attempt to rescue their friend at the Bosumtwi-Sam Fishing Harbour in Sekondi, Ghana last Sunday, were laid to rest yesterday after a burial service was held for them at Ketan in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

According to sources, the deceased were part of about 15 youths who had gone to the Skyy Beach Haven, near the fishing harbour, to have fun on that fateful day.

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4 boys drown in beach while rescuing their friend who survived


The names of the deceased, who were all residents of Ketan near Sekondi, were given as Frank Amankwaa aka ‘Juju,’ 18, and a final-year student of a senior high school at Sekondi and Joseph Bonful, 20, former student of a technical school in Takoradi.

The rest are Agya Ackon, aka “Off” and one Evans, who was a welder at Ketan, near Sekondi.

Surprisingly, the person the four persons attempted to rescue, whose name was given only as Julius, 19, and a member of a local brass band group, survived.

Julius is currently receiving treatment at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi.

The bodies of the four persons were retrieved last Monday morning and were deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

Daily Guide learnt that one of the revellers decided to swim in the sea. When he got near the sea, he saw someone drowning and raised the alarm for the three other boys to join him.

They jumped into the sea and attempted to rescue the individual. Unfortunately, the four, who decided to help, died while the one, who was allegedly drowning, survived eventually.

A source in the area asserted that there was no rescue team in the vicinity and the onlookers were not willing to help resulting in the death of the other persons.

Relations of the deceased persons, who were present at the burial ceremony yesterday, could not hold back their tears as they were joined by well-wishers to bid farewell to their sons.

The classmates and friends of the four deceased were inconsolable as they wept bitterly when the caskets were taken from the service ground.

137 Comments

  1. Are you sure that boy did use them for rituals. On another hand he may be devastated that his friends lost their lives to save his what a pity. RIP to their souls

  2. This is what I call true friendship,
    May there soul rest in peace and quick recovery to the survivor.

  3. So sad four people died trying to help one person who then survive. That one peole most be evil May their soul rest in peace.

  4. What a life sacrifice from this 4 boys,in the quest of saving a life,they lost their lives,may their souls rest in peace.

  5. What a sad news to hear, they went to had fun and lost their lifes, may their souls rest in peace

  6. that boy did use them for rituals. On another hand he may be devastated that his friends lost their lives to save his what a pity. RIP to their souls

  7. I think ember months is not just about road accident anymore o. There are a lot of stories of people going to the beach to have fun and end up drowning. May their souls rest in peace!

  8. OH this is a very sad story, may their gentle souls rest in peace amen, they didnt quite know how to swim but tried to rescue their friend, its sad

  9. think ember months is not just about road accident anymore o. There are a lot of stories of people going to the beach to have fun and end up drowning. May their souls rest in peace!

  10. So painful, like Titanic what a world, they forgot you give what u don’t have, u can’t swim and you want to rescue somebody, it’s an advice to the general public to be care Incase of emergency,

  11. Wonders shall never cease, How can four of them lead to rest? Well, God KNOWS the best. Rest in peace to them

  12. Very pathetic ,four people died trying to help one person who then survive, May God ease the deceased family

  13. What a world of mystery, how come the drawing boy survived while the rescuers couldn’t make it? Am not understanding.
    May their soul rest on

  14. They sacrificed their lives for their friend, he must be feeling awful, may their souls rest in peace,

  15. This is a very devastated situation because the survived one when he will recovered well and knew that his four friends died why trying to save his life, I don’t know how he will feel for all the rest of his life

  16. So sad, I only hope the guy won’t live with the stigma that his friends died all in the name of saving his own life

  17. It’s a pity that they lost their lives while trying to save one person, what could have happened to them?they really sacrificed, may their souls rest in peace.

  18. Jeezz….d 4 of Dem carried one person’s cross…the guy who survived owe his life to Dem ooooo….rip

  19. Is a pity,people who want to save life,lost theirs,that a big sacrifice, mmay their soul rest in peace

  20. That Guy might have used them for money ritual how can 4 of them died and he survived we just need the intervention of God Farewell to them

  21. Wow this is hard luck, it’s so sad. Trying to save someone and then loose Your Own life . May their souls rest in peace

  22. That’s tragic and historic I’m sure that guy himself will not be happy for some years to come…. Rip to the dead

  23. So sad…it really pains..especially in the aspect were the helpers had to die while the victim survived ….people should desist from rivers…if you wanna swim why not go to swimming pools….don’t risk your live when you ain’t an ocean diver

  24. Still trying to digest this story, how come the ones who are meant to rescue are the ones who died?
    ALL FOUR OF THEM!
    and the drawing one is alive. Something is wrong somewhere.
    May their soul rest in perfect peace

  25. I don’t understand this kinds story o , 4 people died trying to rescue one person which eventually survived . I’m speechless

  26. Is very surprising that people that went to rescue some one now became the victims…,hmmm are you sure there is no spiritual powers involve in it?

  27. What a sad ordeal that was,I sympathise with the families of the deceased well it So sad, I only hope the guy won’t live with the stigma that his friends died all in the name of saving his own life

  28. It’s a pity, losing one’s life trying to save another. It pains when news like this pops up. Let their gentle souls rest in Peace.

  29. So sad four people died trying to help one person who then survive. That one person must be an evil. May their gentle soul rest in peace.

  30. This is scandalous, four people gave up their lives because they want to rescue one person and the person survive

  31. So pathethic! What a waste of lives. Oh my Africa! Places like that should have steady rescue team on ground. Its so painful they lost their lives out of negligence of the government.

  32. This is so twisted, the person they claimed to rescue survived while they died in the process. God knows best. May their souls rest in peace.

  33. Wow what a sacrifice,the one who they wanted to rescue ended up surviving and they ended up dead, may they rest in perfect peace,and to the survivor he should not be heartbroken

  34. Oh my God what a loss, for a friend they finally had to leave this world those are indeed good friends may their souls rest in peace

  35. may their soul rest in peace. Just that this story sounds fishy. The one that was drowning suddenly survived. And the people that went to save him drowned

  36. I’m so confused because the other boys died but he survived it mite be the hand work of God if not this, I think that there’s a skeleton in his carbord

  37. This is sad
    But I can’t stop thinking
    What if it was a plot by the one drowning
    Because it’s really awkward

    Or there’s evil in the waters

  38. That Very Poor…..
    Didnt The Beach Have A Security…..
    Anyway Am Happy For The One That Live….And Beside Rest In Peace To The Deased

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