25-year-old man Alidu Abubakar Sadiq has drowned in river Oti at Damanko in the Nkwanta North District of the Volta Region.

This unfortunate incident occurred when he was swimming to cross the river with his friends Saturday afternoon.

According to an eyewitness, Sayibu Aliu after two of the young men had crossed the river, they were waiting for the deceased to join them but he [Alidu] failed to show prompting a search mission launched by his friends and other locals.

“He was swimming across the river with his friends and his two friends crossed it and they later realized that their friend is still not with them so they called for help but a thorough search proved futile,” he said.

After hours of search by residents and the police, the body which was already decomposing.

Adom News’ Illiasu Abdul Rauf reported that residents have thronged to the riverside to catch a glimpse of the body.

They are therefore appealing to the police to release the body to the family for burial.

Source: Ghana/Adom News/Illiasu Abdul Rauf