A final year student of the University of Education, Winneba has drowned after he went to the beach to celebrate his birthday Saturday.
The deceased, Bright Osei-Agyei, a level 400
student reading Business Administration went with friends to the Sir Charles Beach in Winneba at about 16:00 GMT Saturday, a friend Timothy told myjoyonline.com.
After several rounds of swimming, they all retired to the shore. But after a while, Bright, said to be in his mid-20’s, wanted another dip in the sea while his friends watched.
An eye witness recounted that a short while after he jumped into the water, they noticed their colleague was struggling and had raised his hand beckoning for help. Osei-Agyei was shouting, but his friends could not swim to the distance Bright had found himself to rescue him.
They called on some fishermen at the beach for help. All hopes of rescueing him faded away as he was washed away and out of sight for anyone to reach and save him.
His body was washed ashore at the fishing harbour end of the beach Sunday afternoon. The skin around his eyes had peeled off.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Winneba Government Hospital and his family has been informed of their son’s demise.