A young man believed to be 22 years old and identified only as Kwame Iron has drowned in the Densu river in Koforidua.

The incident occurred Monday around afternoon at Densuano a suburb of New Juaben South Municipality

Information gathered indicates that the deceased went swimming in the river with some ladies but got drowned as he attempted to impress his female friends with swimming skills.

The female friends reportedly took to their heels noticing the incident.

The Densuano stretch of the Densu River has been turned into a beach where many swim hence incidents of drowning are once a while recorded.

The body of the deceased was retrieved by police and deposited at the morgue.