Andrew Amuna, a young Ghanaian engineer and alumnus of Achimota School, has reportedly died in the United States of America.
According to a report by ace Ghanaian broadcaster, Isreal Laryea, Amuna died after he drowned at the Granite Point Snake River, near Pullman County, Washington State, USA, where he had joined a colleague on a fishing expedition, on Saturday afternoon.
“Pullman Radio reports, Andy drowned while swimming in the Snake River,” Isreal Laryea stated on Facebook.
“According to the radio station’s article, Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene West of Pullman around 4:30. The 911 caller reported that the male went missing after being in the water near the shoreline. Authorities searched the water in boats and jet skis before calling in the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team. Divers located the male deceased in 9 feet of water about 10 feet from shore.”
“It was only a week ago that Andy moved to Washington State from North Carolina after he was transferred by the company he is working with, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. The body was transported to the King County Medical Examiner’s office Monday, July 26 for autopsy, July 27,” Isreal Laryea added.
Andrew Amuna graduated with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in December 2020 from the University of North Carolina and was the 2020 Graduate School Commencement Speaker. Prior to that, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
After the news of Amuna’s demise broke, the official Twitter account of Achimota School paid a tribute and sent a message of condolence to his family.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends impacted by the recent painful demise of Achimotan Andrew Amuna, OAA 2013, Guggisberg House. Fare Thee Well,” the post from Achimota School stated.
They also posted a snippet of his speech as the commencement speaker of the University of North Carolina’s 2020 graduate school graduation ceremony.
Amuna’s friends and former schoolmates also took to Twitter to pay tributes and sent messages of condolences to his family. A lot of them described him as a very intelligent and helpful person who had a great career and future ahead of him.
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