Two brothers drown in Nsuapemso River
Two young men have drowned at the tributary of the Nsuapemso River that joins the Birim river at Nsuapemso in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern Region.
The two, Damptey Bless and Larbi Grant, aged between 21 and 23, had gone to check on their fishing nets in the Nsuapem river before their untimely death.
Fishing is a paramount business for communities that live around the river’s banks.
Assemblyman for the Nsutem Electoral Area, Alexander Boakye, who confirmed the incident, explained that the two usually visit the Nsuapemso River every morning to check on the nets for tracking fishes.
But their 30-minute delay in returning home on Thursday morning got their father and relatives worried.
Their father’s follow-up to the river bank revealed he saw the slippers and shirts of his children at the bank.
He returned to the community for assistance in their rescue.
After a search, the two were found dead.
Their bodies have been deposited at the Kyebi Government Hospital for post-mortem.
Assemblyman Boakye observed the river may have increased in volume which the boys failed to realise hence the drowning incident.