A Grade 12 student has died after saving a young tourist from drowning. The tragic incident took place at the Fajara beach, on Sunday.
Ebrima Cham was playing football with his friends when he spotted the tourist struggling in the water. According to a family friend, he swam to help him, without thinking of the danger to himself.
But as the teenager fought to help the tourist back to the shore he got into difficulties.
“He slipped and fell back and was unable to save himself,” said the family friend.
Ebrima, who was a final year student at SOS Hermann Gmeiner in Bakoteh, was laid to rest on Monday evening in Latri Kunda German. He was described as a friendly young man.
May his soul rest in peace!