C/R: JHS student goes missing in river while trying to impress friends
An 18-year-old Junior High School student of Assin Andoe D/A Basic School in the Assin South District of the Central Region has gone missing in River Ochi while attempting to swim.
Stephen Nimako-Appau is said to have gone to the river with his friends to swim to show them his swimming skills for a reward of ₵10.00 on Wednesday.
However, immediately he dived into the river, he sank and went missing.
His friends then rushed home to inform elders of the town about the sad incident following which, a search party made up of local divers and Fire Service officers began searching for him.
After almost 30 hours of search, and fowls and sheep slaughtered to pacify the gods, Stephen is yet to be found. The search is however ongoing.
The Assemblyman for Assin Andoe electoral area, Hon William Appiah advised the residents, especially children to be careful when going into the river to swim or fetch water since the heavy downpour has swelled the river.
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