It is difficult to know how many people die each year by drowning in Ghana, in the absence of official statistics. But the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, crossed by violent currents, are considered dangerous, and many local bathers do not know how to swim. The Ghana National Aquatic Rescue Unit was set up in 2016 after its founder helplessly witnessed the drowning of a three-year-old girl on Labadi beach, one of the most popular in the Ghanaian capital of Accra

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