Posted: Friday 16th May 2014 at 8:36 am

Last victim of helicopter crash washed ashore


The eighth victim of the fatal helicopter crash off the coast of Takoradi in the Western Region during a routine flight to an oil rig last week Thursday has been found.

The body of 30-year-old Walter Koblah Agortimevor, a drilling mud engineer was washed ashore at a high stage of decomposition.

He was part of an eight-member crew visiting a new rig which had arrived in the country to commence work for Lukoil.

 Seven of the victims were immediately accounted for: the two pilots and a passenger were confirmed dead when the crash was discovered, while three others were rescued, treated and discharged while one is still on admission, with Agortimevor declared missing.

 However in about 18:00HRs on Thursday, residents of Axim in the Nzema East Municipality of the region saw a lifeless body of a man in a live jacket washed ashore.

 Residents and the police said even though they were aware of the incident they could not readily confirm that the body was that of missing person in the helicopter crash and would rather officials of Lukoil and family members identified the body.

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