Rescuers comb river for drowned Delta teenager

A 17-year-old boy identified simply as Clinton has reportedly drowned in a swamp at Owhase, a riverine community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Clinton, in company of other youths in the community, had gone to the swamp to swim at about noon on Wednesday, unknown to their parents.

It was gathered that as the youth were busy with their expedition, Clinton’s friends raised the alarm that he had drowned when they discovered that he was no longer sighted around them.

Witnesses, including the friends, noted that Clinton did not know how to swim but had been going to the swamp on his own to play without anyone accompanying him before the Wednesday tragedy.

Pandemonium ensued when the youth rushed home to inform their parents and residents of the community of the incident.

Consequently, the community members in their numbers rushed to the bushy swamp in search of the deceased.

His remains were yet to be recovered as of the time of filing this report while the incident had thrown residents into a state of mourning.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, could not be reached for comments on the incident as of the time of filing this report.

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