Residents of Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman district of the Eastern Region have been left in shock after the body of a 51-year-old man, Osman Nafiri was retrieved from the Volta River.
The deceased, who went missing last Sunday, had worried family and residents embarking on an endless search for him.
However, their hope of finding him alive was dashed when a body believed to be his was found floating on the river on Tuesday evening.
A team made up of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the Police and Environmental Health officials moved to the area on Wednesday morning to retrieve it.
Confirming the incident to JoyNews, NADMO Director for the district, David Sosu said the body was then sent to Atua Government Hospital for autopsy.
According to him, officials have also gone through the necessary court processes.
He said the body has since been released to the family for burial on religious grounds.
Osman Nafiri left behind a wife and two children.