Police are searching for a 12-year old boy who reportedly got drowned in the Dortsedor river along the Afienya-Dawhenya road in the B Ningo-Prampram District of Accra.
The boy, Francis Totimeh, went fishing on the Dortsedor river when the incident happened.
A statement from the Police said at about 6pm on May 24, 2022, the boy’s father, 57-year-old Solomon Chiatey Totimeh, accompanied by his son,15-year-old James Tetteh Totimeh, reported the case to the station.
He reported that at about 4:40 pm, James Totimeh and his 12-year-old younger brother (Francis) went fishing when his younger brother got drowned.
“They were home only for his son James to return informing him that his younger brother Francis got drowned in the river, as such informing police for assistance.”
Police, upon the complaint, proceeded to the scene, but the victim could not be traced.
“Efforts are underway to get divers to assist in our search,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Assembly Member for the area, Habibu Mohammed, said an engineering company, Cymain Company Limited “had dredged the drain to allow free flow of water but did not leave any safety signs to alert residents and motorists.”
“It appears the strong current might have dragged the young boy,” he added.
He cautioned residents to exercise caution when using the bridge.
He said he had already led a search team to find the boy, but he was nowhere to be found.
“A report has also been made to the Afienya police and also to the Afienya chief’s palace. We call on residents to support us to find the young boy.”
By Vincent Kubi