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Visitor dies at Accra Beach

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 70-year-old British national Eddie Fletts at Accra Beach, Christ Church yesterday morning.

A statement from police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch disclosed that around 11:40 a.m., Fletts got into difficulty while swimming.

Three lifeguards went to his aid and pulled him ashore.

Fletts was transported by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

45 Responses to Visitor dies at Accra Beach

  1. Nicola McCandless
    Nicola McCandless March 22, 2015 at 9:00 am


  2. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow March 22, 2015 at 9:09 am

    How very sad

  3. Patranell Callender
    Patranell Callender March 22, 2015 at 9:22 am

    So sad my condolences to his family and friends

  4. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali March 22, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Mr Price this is a tragedy but to cast that kind of label upon our lifeguards who do an excellent job on the beaches is out of order and inappropriate… Sadly too many beach goers ignore the flags on the beaches and Accra has always been deceptive in its look

  5. Wendy Stewart
    Wendy Stewart March 22, 2015 at 9:34 am

    So sad…at least he was involved in an activity that he apparently enjoyed! RIP

  6. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires March 22, 2015 at 9:50 am

    70YRS OLD n gne in there? his fault no ones

    • Cassandra Gittens
      Cassandra Gittens March 22, 2015 at 10:29 am

      why is it his fault

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce March 22, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Are you for real?

    • Paige Mullin-Payne
      Paige Mullin-Payne March 22, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Can’t fix stupid.

    • Dexter Squires
      Dexter Squires March 22, 2015 at 11:08 am

      yes i fa real…wen de red flags up on the beach it means no swimming ya dumb its his choice to go in n place the life guards at risk of his foolishness? Paige Mullin-Payne …Veroniva Boyce.

    • Kim Kim
      Kim Kim March 22, 2015 at 11:35 am


    • Samud Ali
      Samud Ali March 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Nothing so far indicates whether flags were up or down or if the deceased had a stroke or heart attack while swimming or whatever. Lack of Empathy leading us backward

    • Paige Mullin-Payne
      Paige Mullin-Payne March 22, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Dexter squires, your vocabulary still show me, stupid cannot be fixed.

  7. Baj Beau
    Baj Beau March 22, 2015 at 9:53 am


  8. Louise King
    Louise King March 22, 2015 at 9:59 am

    too many visitors dying in paradise Island —

    • Lise Hansen
      Lise Hansen March 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      SAD …….but too many people are not taking any notice of the FLAGS …. and especially not the RED flags ……

  9. Allan B Love
    Allan B Love March 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Condolences to the family …

  10. Phyllis G Wallace
    Phyllis G Wallace March 22, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Some Heartless people here. Condolences to the family

  11. Alva Holdipp-Hope
    Alva Holdipp-Hope March 22, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Could’ve been anything. Cramp. Heart attack.. Rip tide/ cross wave which doesn’t warn you..

  12. Alva Holdipp-Hope
    Alva Holdipp-Hope March 22, 2015 at 10:31 am

    So devastating for his family…RIP sir

  13. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen March 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

    How terribly sad ….. but Rockley Beach can be really “tricky” …. a very strong under current ….. ( The life guards on that beach are excellent! Have ” known” them for 18 years …..)

  14. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 22, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Ver sad. Condolences to his family.

  15. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires March 22, 2015 at 11:11 am

    ppl need to follow the rules..n its world wide too,red flags means the same as in any country

  16. Randolph Sobers
    Randolph Sobers March 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Very sad my condolences to the family

  17. Liz Forde
    Liz Forde March 22, 2015 at 11:22 am

    so sad praying for the family

  18. Elaine Crichlow
    Elaine Crichlow March 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    My condolences are with his family..

  19. Lo Turner
    Lo Turner March 22, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I was at the Accra Beach last September and on 2 occasions the Red Flag was out because of the strong under current. The waves were huge and some people just ignored the life guards and carried on. They tell You to come out for a reason. Listen to them people.

    • Cecily Jones
      Cecily Jones March 22, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      yep…have to agree with you…even worse is when the red flag is flying and there are parents with young children in the water…I’ve had to tell more than one lot of parents that they need to stay out of the water with their young children when the red flags are flying…accra beach is beautiful but the current and undertows can be very strong…

  20. Stephen Knight
    Stephen Knight March 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    People read the flag. There are pour there for a reason. My condolences to the family but you mustn’t take those waters for granted

  21. Anna Lawrence
    Anna Lawrence March 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Probably heart attack, deepest condolences

  22. Barbara Taylor March 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Spend alot of time on Accra lifeguards to busy on phones and chatting up the girls .it’s their job to have their eyes on the people in the sea especially with the rip tides sorry for the family

  23. Levi Mayers
    Levi Mayers March 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    sincere condolences to his family may they be comforted in this time and may he rest in peace.

  24. Nicholas Bott
    Nicholas Bott March 22, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    A true reminder to the old expression, “Da sea ain’t got no back door. “

  25. Marcy Jones
    Marcy Jones March 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Prayers and blessings to the families.

  26. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls March 22, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    This beach claims so many lives but remains as popular as ever.Maybe there needs to be a sign erected warning users of its possible dangers

  27. Alex Alleyne March 22, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    What was the “time spent in water while in difficulty before lifeguards arrive” .


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