The body of the man who drowned at the Boti Falls has been found nine days after the tragedy occurred.
According to reports, the body of the 32-year old was washed ashore in the late hours of Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Jeremiah Bediako and his American friends visited the popular tourist site but met his untimely death in an attempt to save one of his foreign friends who was drowning in the water body.
The Eastern Regional Manager of Ghana Tourism Authority Frederick Adjei-Rudolph appealed for the availability of life guards and safety equipment to forestall such tragedies.
“Tourism thrives on safety and security apart from the level or standard of the attraction. Whoever is visiting any attraction wants to be sure that the place is safe and secured.
“Over the years, we have tried our best to ensure that attractions that have water bodies, attractions that are a bit adventurous, we put necessary safety measures there. For attractions with water bodies, there should be adequate signage there and lifeguards there should be in life jackets, access to healthcare, all the personnel working at such attractions must be trained in first aid,” Adjei-Rudolph told Accra-based Kasapa FM.
Adjei-Rudolph also confirmed the GTA will be partnering with NADMO and other agencies to establish safety centers at all tourist sites across the region.