A 31-year-old US-based Ghanaian man was found dead at a beach in Delaware on Monday, September 4, 2023. The victim, identified as Richard Boateng, was a systems engineer with Microsoft.
According to reports, Boateng went missing while swimming at Rehoboth Beach on Sunday evening. A search and rescue operation was launched after a 911 call was placed. Boateng’s body was discovered on Monday morning at North Shores Beach, a small community just north of Rehoboth.
The cause of Boateng’s death is still under investigation, but police believe it was a drowning.
Boateng’s death has come as a shock to his family and friends. He was described as a kind and caring person who was always willing to help others. He was also a passionate advocate for STEM education and mentorship.
Boateng’s death is a reminder of the importance of water safety. Swimmers should always be aware of their surroundings and swim in designated areas. They should also avoid swimming alone and be aware of the dangers of rip currents.
Community Mourns Loss of Richard Boateng
The Ghanaian community in the United States is mourning the loss of Richard Boateng. Boateng was a well-known and respected member of the community. He was also a role model for many young Ghanaian Americans.
“Richard was a shining star in our community,” said Dr. Kwame Boakye, president of the Ghanaian Association of America. “He was a brilliant engineer and a kind and compassionate person. He will be deeply missed.”
Boateng’s death has also had a profound impact on his colleagues at Microsoft. In a statement, the company said that Boateng was a valued member of the team and that his death is a great loss.
“Richard was a talented engineer and a dedicated employee,” the statement said. “He was also a kind and caring person who was always willing to help others. We are deeply saddened by his loss and extend our condolences to his family and friends.”
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