An unidentified teenager lost his life while trying to swim a canal in Cross Rivers capital, Calabar yesterday. The incident happened at Atu Street around 12PM on Wednesday. Reportedly, the boy was homeless and didn't have any parents or relatives in the state.
According to his friends who carried him without help from Police or medical operatives:
"We are taking him to Bogobiri, where we stay, so that we can make plans to bury him
"He did not know how to swim. But some boys forced him into the water in Big Gutter, and he drowned."