SAD! Boy Drowns While Fishing With His Siblings In Ekiti
A 12-year-old boy who went out fishing with his brothers on Sunday, January 27th has drowned.
The deceased had gone to a river near Tinuola Maximum School, Housing area on Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital to fish.
It was gathered that the deceased was the only one who entered the river.
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The boy, who was simply identified as Kunle, was said to have drowned when he tried to retrieve his fishing rod which had dropped in the water.
His siblings ran back to inform people near the river bank.
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Personnel from the fire service were dispatched to the scene, after police were earlier alerted about the incident.
Police and the fire service personnel were involved in the Search and Rescue (SAR) operation.
They could, however, not locate the boy’s body.
He was confirmed dead after getting submerged in the watercourse for close to an hour before a motorcyclist came to pull him out.
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