In life, there are those who can go any length to saving the life of others. This can be directly linked to the story of Joseph Blankson, a young Nigerian man who lost his life while saving victims of a capsizing boat years ago. The purpose of recalling the story of Joseph Blankson today is because President Muhammadu Buhari chose to honour his family with a posthumous award on the occasion of Nigeria's independence.
Before the eventual death of Joseph Blankson, he was known by his family members to be someone who loves swimming. According to reports, Joseph Blankson died after jumping in the water to rescue those who went overboard in a boat that capsized.Historically, before the tragic death of Joseph Blankson, he did all he could to save about thirteen persons from drowning. On his fourteenth attempt, he gave up the ghost.
After the sudden but heroic death of Joseph Blankson, he left behind two wonderful kids who were also present when President Muhammadu Buhari presented a posthumous award to their mother.
The story of Joseph Blankson teaches that one should live a life that's worth referencing even after one's demise. Although how Joseph Blankson died remains tragic but he would forever be a hero celebrated by Nigerians.Photos' Credits: Facebook.
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