The bodies of a man and a woman who were thought to have drowned after their boat capsized on Volta Lake on Friday have been found by rescuers in the Krachi West Municipality of the Oti region. The Krachi West Municipal Hospital mortuary has subsequently removed the bodies.
The man identified as Sampson Edu, a Krachi West teacher, perished together with the woman in the OTI Volta Lake on his way home from work last Friday.
Sampson Edu, who earned his degree at the Berekum campus, was working as a teacher in Volta until he tragically drowned while returning from school in the OTI Volta Lake.
According to JoyNews sources, the bodies have been recognised; the woman is a native and the man works as a teacher on one of the islands.
Strong gusts on the Lake reportedly forced some passengers to end their journey, according to eyewitnesses.
However, the rescuer claims that the two who perished were returning to their island communities from Kete Krachi, the municipal capital, on a fishing boat after the boat they were riding in abandoned them on another island due to a storm. “They claimed that the reason they were travelling through Kotoku was so that they could disembark one passenger there. They didn’t aware they were avoiding the community because it was late at night.
He explained, “So they split up to curve to go back and release the passenger, and in the process, he lost control of the boat and it capsized.
The canoe’s driver, who is reportedly a fisherman, has managed to survive.
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