Residents of Nerebehi near Nkawie in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal in the Ashanti region were thrown into a state of shock after a 21 year old Mathew drowned in river Offin.
The incident occurred on Sunday June 10, 2018 around 6pm.
The Presiding Member for Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal Assembly Anane John Hawkson narrating the incident to Abusua FM’s Osei Kwadwo said the deceased (Mathew) met his untimely death when he was swimming home from church without using canoe.
According to Anane, the deceased couldn’t control himself when he reached the middle of the river.
“The canoe was at the other side of the river and the deceased who couldn’t wait decided to swim home without using the canoe. He was drowned when he reached the deep side of river Offin,” he narrated.
The community members, Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal Police Command, NADMO, traditional leaders and community members have taken a decision be at the scene to retrieve the body.