Tragedy struck at Owena, Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State, when an SSS 2 student of Owena Community Grammar School, Mwafor Emmanuel, was found dead in a river.
Mwafor, 19, it was gathered, went to the river to swim, where he met his untimely death.
He was said to have gone to the river that passes through the back of his school to swim alone.
The victim left his uniform and school sandals at the bank of the river.
A teacher in the school, who spoke with newsmen in confidence said: “It was really an unfortunate incident.
The incident happened after school hours. Other students had gone to their houses when the boy decided to go and swim alone.
It was gathered that his corpse was discovered the next morning by a passerby, who raised the alarm.
Police detectives were invited and the corpse was deposited at the state’s General Hospital in Ondo town.
Contacted, the state police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the ugly incident and described the death as unfortunate.