A final year student of the University of Education Winneba reportedly drowned when he went to the beach to celebrate his birthday on Saturday.
The deceased, Bright Osei-Agyei, a level 400 Business Administration student, was said to have gone with friends to the Sir Charles Beach in Winneba at about 4pm, a friend, Timothy, told myjoyonline.com.
After several rounds of swimming, they all retired to the shore. But after a while, Bright, said to be in his mid 20s, wanted to swim more, which he reportedly did while his friends watched him.
His friends recounted that a short while after he had jumped into the water, they noticed that their colleague was struggling and had raised his hand beckoning for help.
Osei-Agyei was shouting, but his friends could not swim to the distance Bright had found himself to rescue him. They called on some fishermen at the beach for help.
All hopes of rescuing him faded away as Osei-Agyei had been carried out of sight before anyone could attempt to reach him.
His body was washed ashore at the fishing harbour end of the beach Sunday afternoon. The skin around his eyes was said to have peeled off.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Winneba Government Hospital and his family has been informed of the sudden death.