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Police: Brother told river rope swing was bad idea

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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Police say a 20-year-old man who drowned in the Connecticut River during a Dartmouth College senior week party couldn't swim and was trying to land in shallow water when he used a rope swing.

Police said Ernest Amoh of Ghana had just finished his freshman year at Trinity University in Texas. He was in Hanover to celebrate the pending graduation of his brother from Dartmouth.

The Valley News reports police said the brothers had taken a canoe with some friends to the river on June 5.

Amoh told his brother, Justice, he wanted to try out the swing. Justice Amoh said it was a bad idea, but Ernest said he would land in a shallow area.

Ernest Amoh's hands came back above the water, but then he disappeared.

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