Man drowns in hotel pool

Mon, 1 Jun 2020 Source: Daily Guide Network

A 35-year-old man, who lodged in a hotel in Kumasi to relax with his girlfriend, has ended up dying in a swimming pool of the hotel.

Emmanuel Sarkodie, the deceased, could not swim back to safety after he had jumped into the pool to cool off last Friday.

Expert swimmers reportedly dived into the pool to retrieve the body of Sarkodie, who had then passed on.

The body had since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue in Kumasi for autopsy to determine the cause of death.

A police report that DAILY GUIDE has sighted said police found the body lying in a supine position beside the pool with foam and blood from his nostril.

It indicated that the deceased was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and he had booked a room hotel at Bantama.

Few minutes after lodging in the room, Sarkodie, who was in the company of a female, believed to be his girlfriend, came out to swim.

After jumping deep into the swimming pool, Sarkodie was not swimming back to safety; so sensing danger, the hotel attendants quickly yelled for help.

There were no lifeguards around when Sarkodie jumped into the pool, the paper has gathered.

After receiving distress calls, expert swimmers reportedly jumped into the pool and retrieved Sarkodie’s body, but it was too late, as he had died.

Relatives of the deceased have since been identified, and the hotel management is also assisting in investigations, the report stated.

Meanwhile, the police, as part of their investigations, had said they would contact the appropriate authorities to check if the pool met the required safety standards.

Source: Daily Guide Network

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