These deceased were part of a group that went to the beach to play and swim despite a ban on beach gatherings in Ghana
According to our sources, 12 dead bodies have been confirmed dead.
Police spokesperson in the Central Region, ASP Irene Oppong, said the bodies of the deceased have since been retrieved after a search and rescue operation.
The deceased are believed to be between the ages of 14 to 17.
She said two boys namely Simon Dadzie,15, and Godfred Apprentsie, 14, were rescued by the search team and are receiving treatment at the St. Luke Catholic Hospital at Apam.
ASP Oppong said the police have begun full investigation into the incident.
Beaches in Ghana have remained closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rescue team is still at work.
We will keep you updated.