A family’s Easter outing ended tragically after their nine-year-old boy, who drowned in a swimming pool at Rattray Park Recreational Center in Kumasi Sunday afternoon.
The deceased, identified as Mensah Bonsu, is a Class Three pupil of Blessed Gift Model School in Kumasi.
Mother of the deceased Janet Opoku, who confirmed the incident to Akoma FM, explained that “on Sunday, April 17 when we returned from church, we decided to go to the Rattray Park Recreational Center to enjoy the Easter festival”.
Recounting the bizarre incident, Madam Janet, who spoke in a sobbing voice, added that “initially the boy didn’t want to swim in the pool, so later when he told me that he will join his other siblings in the pool, I told him to wait for me to buy a towel. So when I returned with the towel my son had reportedly jumped into the pool and drowned. So when I got to the pool side, I saw them pumping his chest with their hands to resuscitate him but he died shortly.”
Though a word is yet to come out from the management of the Rattray Park Recreational Center, Akoma FM‘s sources reveal the case has been officially reported at the Ridge Police Station for further investigation while the body remains at the morgue awaiting autopsy.