A Naval Rating,Leading Seaman Paul Dongyiri drowned at the Osu beach on Monday in a bid to save the life of a holiday maker, the Ghana Armed Forces announced on Wednesday.
A statement signed by Lieutenant Commander M.A. Larbi,said that the Leading Seaman Dongyiri, who was at the beach at about 10:30 a.m heard shouts for help by the holiday maker.
He took off his clothing and dived into the sea with only his “boxer shorts” but has since not surfaced.
The Ghana Armed Forces Public Relations Directorate said the incident had been reported at the Osu Police Station while Navy personnel were also patrolling the beach in search of the body.
It asked members of the public who happen to see a body that fitted the description of the Naval rating along the beach to report to the nearest police station or military unit or call (021) 777991/761094.