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Tribute to Joe Blankson, who died in water after rescuing thirteen persons in 2018

On the 28th of July 2018, tragedy struck in Rivers state as Mr Joseph Blankson drown in water while carrying out a heroic rescue.

The boat was carrying a total of twenty passenger when it suddenly capsized.

Mr blankson jumped into the river and started the rescue mission saving a total of thirteen (13).

As he went back to rescue the fourteenth person he got tired and tragically died.

Late Joseph Blackson, wife, son and daughter

The rest of the passengers where saved by boat rescue drivers, he reamined the only casualty of that accident.

Late joseph Blankson who was born 28th of October 1978, was survived by wife Mercy Blankson, a four years old son (4yrs) and a nine month old daughter.

The while speaking in that 2018 described her husband as a hero who always puts others before himself, she called him a selfless man.

His Heroism is rare in the world, we encourage everyone to continue to pray for his wife and lovely kids.

Nigeria are clamoring for his recognition as a national hero, something I feel he deserves.

May the soul of this rare hero Joseph Blankson continue to rest in peace. We will remember

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