Musician Castro Missing in the Volta River Estuary

| Updated Jan 24, 2017 at 6:00am



Hiplife artiste, Theophilus Tagoe popularly known as Castro, is missing in the Volta River estuary in Ada where he went cruising with a female friend.

Reports say he drowned in the Volta Lake while on a weekend getaway with Black Stars striker, Asamoah Gyan.

According to the report, Asamoah Gyan organised a boat cruise for his friends in Ada, when the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon.

Radio Ghana’s Sports presenter Prince Peace Assumang who first broke the news on Unniq FM in Accra said Castro and his female friend were said to have taken one of the boats out on a cruise on the Volta Lake.

He said, the lady, who was not wearing a life jacket, suddenly fell into the lake, prompting Castro to try to rescue her.

As Castro attempted to rescue the lady, both drowned.

Meawhile, reports from Ada said the ski boat they were riding and the life jacket used by Castro have been recovered, but the Castro and his female friend are yet to be found.

Castro, who hails from Takoradi, was born in 1982 to Lydia Tagoe, a trader, and Mr Coffie, an accountant, at the Takoradi Harbour. He attended Anglican Primary and J.S.S in Takoradi.

Before he launched his debut album in 2003, he had featured on hip-life group 4x4 hit track, “sikletele” which officially introduced him into the local music scene.

His songs such as 'Odopa' 'Seihor', 'Africa Girls' have received awards and long airplay over radio waves