According to Radio Univers, the university’s radio station, the incident occurred on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
Radio Univers reported that the deceased was a male student at level 100 whose name is yet to be established.
“The student, whose name is yet to be disclosed, drowned after he attempted to swim at a depth of 21 feet in the pool this afternoon,” Radio Univers reported on its website.
An eyewitness who spoke to the campus radio said: “…the guy went to the 21ft and was asked to go back the first time…not knowing, he went there again and the next thing they heard was that he had drowned”.
In a video making rounds on social media, some persons, believed to be students of the university, were seen trying to retrieve the body of the supposed drowned student from the pool.
Meanwhile, management of the University of Ghana is yet to comment on the matter.
legon fresher drowns in pool pic.twitter.com/UFQsBM3IvH
— tubs• (@teletubby__) January 29, 2022
Level 100 legon student lost his life today at the University pool
— Efo Vĩolent Kisser 😘😈 (@unkel_jhay) January 29, 2022
Sad news hit Legon as level 100 student die in a pool💔😭 pic.twitter.com/vqXODe18Y5
— morata ♥️🇬🇭 (@kwadasomorata) January 29, 2022