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Uyo Ukonne Found: Body Of Missing Nigerian, NJCU Graduate Who Drowned In New Jersey River Recovered

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June 1st, 2014 – Uyobong Ukonne Found: Body Of Missing Nigerian, NJCU Graduate Who Drowned In New Jersey River Recovered

The body of a Nigerian guy identified as Uyobong Ukonne who reportedly drowned last week while rafting with friends on Delaware river in New Jersey city has been found.

According to police report, 22-year-old Uyo who recently bagged a degree in Chemistry at New Jersey City University went on a rafting trip with friends last Sunday around 1pm in the afternoon.

He suddenly removed his life jacket and jumped into the river. His buddies disclosed that the non-experienced swimmer surfaced once and then sank again before he disappeared.
The spot where Uyo drowned

After receiving a 911 call, divers began looking for him immediately but he was never found on Sunday.

A thorough search of the river on Friday produced the body of the deceased who reportedly drowned last Sunday.

The chief ranger of Upper Delaware Recreational River, Joe Hinkes said Uyobong Ukonne’s body was found around 5:45pm on Friday the 30th of May, 2014.

The deceased came to the United States in 2008 from Nigeria to study.

Uyo’s death appeared to be an accidental drowning and an autopsy will be done Saturday, Hinkes said.

The deceased planned to travel to Nigeria in June to pay his mother a visit.



  1. Natasha williams

    June 1, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    A big warning to Nigerians trying to copy Americans lifestyle stop risking your life.
    rip Uyobong

  2. Omoworare Kehinde

    June 1, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    His death is very spiritual . Witches from back home have succeeded in killing him
    how come his friend didn’t rescue him, I believe he surfaced while struggling and nobody came to help him out.
    D witches blinded the senses of those foolish friends who couldn’t help him

  3. ayobami

    June 1, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    i dont believe this report by his friends. I think they drowned him. Dont trust these americans. They are evils. The friends should be arrested.

    • T

      June 2, 2014 at 3:06 AM

      I don’t really believe this story by friends they all need to be interrogated by police, because all this American can not be trusted, may God gives his family the heart to bear the loss, Rest in peace uyo.

  4. O Nels

    June 1, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Only God knows exactly what happened, rest in peace brother.

  5. sharton

    June 2, 2014 at 6:01 AM

    something is fishing his buddies should be hold responsible bco uyobong can simply remove his life jacket and jumped into the river when he knows he’s not good in Swimming, it could be that those buddies of his are envious of him or dem don kill for house naija People wit deir witchi witchi well Rip uyo.

  6. sharton

    June 2, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    may the Lord give the Family of uyo the fortitude to bear this great lost.

  7. Priceless

    June 2, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    The rate at which Nigeria students abroad die “accidentally” is becoming too high nd needs to be investigated. Our educational system needs to be fixed (as a matter of urgency) so our young people don’t keep going abroad to study.

  8. Uzoma

    June 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    I do not believe this story. How can he remove his life jacket and jump into the river when he knew he could not swim? His so called friends should be interrogated. There is something they are not telling the people. May his soul rest in peace.

  9. ik

    June 2, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Some people has evil spirity living with them , i have witness one before the guy remove his life jacket and jump in the sea and durface again to say good bye and the we are together this a guy that do not eat fish. He first behave like a mad man. So some people come from the river and will never come home if mistakinly takinh to the river. Life expirence. He told us manything things we think is out madness but relise it latter. People should to God when disparate to get a child, because he give good things. RIP UYO.

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