The bodies of at least 12 children were retrieved from the Apam sea in the Central Region on Monday, with a total of 20 children feared dead in the incident.
The victims, aged between 13 and 17 years old, reportedly used an illegal route by a lagoon to avoid being noticed by fishermen at Apam beach to get to the other side of the beach to swim.
Report says they were swept away by a strong wave and drowned.
Apam District Police Commander Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Moses Osakonor confirmed the incident, saying earlier that seven bodies had been found so far.
“As we speak, the lifeless bodies of seven of the children — two girls and five boys — have been retrieved and deposited at the morgue of a hospital,”
A reporter told Angel FM, five more bodies have been retrieved, adding up to twelve and hoping to recover more bodies.
According to him, 14-year-old survivor, was unable to state the exact number of pleasure seekers in the water when the incident occurred.