17-year-old drowns in swamp, body still missing in Delta State

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.

Reporters gathered that Clinton, in the 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 youths were busy with their expedition, the friends of Clinton suddenly raised the alarm that he (Clinton) had drowned, when they discovered that he was no longer sighted around them.

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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 Wednesday’s tragedy.

Pandemonium however ensued when the youths dashed home to inform their parents and residents of the community of the unfortunate incident.

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

But the body of Clinton had yet to be found as of the time of filing this report while the incident has thrown residents into a state of mourning.

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

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