It’s a tragic day as a girl suspected to be around eighteen years old has drowned at the Saltpond Beach in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region.

Sources say the deceased identified as Benedicta came from Twifu Praso to accompany her female who came to saltpond to visit her boyfriend.

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She met her untimely death on Saturday, after she decided to go swimming at the Saltpond Beach right after her friend had travelled out of town.

Some individuals in the community who were around reportedly say they saw her struggling in the water as she called for help but didn’t see her in the water shortly after that.

Quickly, they called on the Community Opinion Leaders who poured libations to the gods to retrieve her body. About five minutes after the ritual was performed, the body was washed ashore.

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The body has then deposited at the Saltpond Hospital Mortuary while Police who are calling on the general public for identification of the body, have commenced investigations into the matter.

The incident follows after Government placed a ban on patronizing the beaches as a measure to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

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