HERO! Man Who Rescued 13 Persons In Boat Accident Dies While Trying To Rescue 14th Person

1 year ago by: onuigbo felicia
(f) at 1-08-2018 10:54AM (1 year ago)

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A man has been hailed a hero after he died in Rivers state while rescuing victims of a boat accident.
36-year-old Joe Blankson, a contractor who supplies diesel, single-handedly rescued 13 people when a boat capsized along the Abonnema-Bakana waterways in Degema, Rivers state, on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
The boat was conveying 25 passengers from Abonnema wharf to Bakana before the accident happened around Iborama. Fishermen around the area rescued some people while Blankson succeeded in rescuing 13 people all on his own. As the father-of-two attempted to rescue a 14th person, he died in the river and his body was retrieved a day later.
Man who rescued 13 persons in boat accident dies while trying to rescue a 14th person
In all, six people died in the boat mishap, according to eyewitness reports. But the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, insisted that only one person died in the accident and not six.
Sources said the river was deep and going in and out of it for more than eight times could be energy-sapping. It is believed Blackson might have died of exhaustion after going multiple times to save 13 people.
Residents of Bakama in the Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State have hailed the young father a hero for his selfless act which cost him his life.

crocatum (m) at 1-08-2018 11:05AM
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This is a hero, i want to know about his life, and what motivated him to become selfless, can somebody write a book about him
maizaxx (m) at 1-08-2018 09:10PM
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A similar case happened in France and he was given awards and job, meanwhile in Nigeria who is going to take care of the small family he left behind?
slimber (f) at 1-08-2018 10:33PM
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Chaiii what a lost...RIP
crocatum (m) at 1-08-2018 11:00PM
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Joe Blankson is a hero from portharcourt, and he did something really wonderful, in a place known as Abonnema-Bakana waterways in Degema, Rivers state, when a boat capsized with 25 persons on board, he was able to rescue 13 persons, but died on his 14th attempt, there was mention of some fishermen rescuing 6 persons, while it was suggested that 5 people lost their lives.

I want to know what happens to his children, this should never go unrewarded abundantly.
Debby2018 (f) at 2-08-2018 05:35AM
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Huh! RIP great hero,  he tried though b4 his death...  Sad
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kacylee (f) at 2-08-2018 08:27AM
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oh no... hope the govt and good Nigerians remember this good deed and raise help for the bereaved family Cry Cry Cry Cry