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Widow of Joseph Blankson who saved 13 People from Drowning thanks Nigerians for Support | BellaNaija

Joseph Blankson, Mercy and Children

Joseph Blankson had saved 13 people from drowning in Rivers State after the boat he was in capsized into the river.

He had pulled the 13 people one by one out of the river and while trying to save the 14th, the hero, exhausted, tragically drowned.

Joseph ended up being the only casualty in the boat accident, the Rivers State Police Command revealed, as others dove in to save the drowning people.

Nigerians had quickly rallied around Joseph’s family – his widow and 2 children – hoping to help support after Joseph’s passing.

Mercy Blankson, Joseph’s widow, has thanked Nigerians for their support while explaining just how she can be reached.

She provided her Facebook and Instagram usernames, her email address, and her bank account details:

Facebook: Mercy C Blankson
Instagram: @still_schoochies
Email: [email protected]
Bank Account: Chika C Nwankwo, 0114367078, GTBank.

Watch her speak to Tushspott below:


  1. See

    August 7, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    No greater love…

  2. YEMY

    August 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    wow may his soul rest in perfect peace, he is a great hero .he deserves a national award, we need to celebate such selfless acts of kindness and bravery .

  3. Cocoa

    August 7, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Indeed…what a MAN!!
    PLEASE lets rally round his widow and support.

    God bless them.

  4. Seriously

    August 7, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    My heart is heavy. What a hero, this is a true hero because he truly practiced, exemplified what Jesus said in the Bible. He laid down his life for others.
    May he rest in perfect peace. God’s divine grace, favor and love be upon his beautiful wife and children.
    This made me have more hope in humanity and Nigerians.

  5. Cocobutter

    August 7, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, what a valiant man. I had lost faith in humanity until I read this news. May his gentle soul rest in peace, and may God grant his family, the fortitude to bear his loss. Hope my fellow Nigerians and I can rally round and support his widow both financially and mentally.

  6. Ottawa Queen

    August 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Ohh so sad! A typical example of dying for another man!

  7. nene+

    August 7, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    with heavy heart as to why he was not helped,… but with smiles as he must be in Heavenly places with his maker. God bless your soul and may your children prosper and be proud of you. Continue to rest in peace the true Nigerian Hero?! Take heart dear Mercy. May God comfort you and give you grace to raise those beautiful children..

  8. deni

    August 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Please let us support this hero’s widow and children. This is really tragic. I’ll have them in my prayers and I just transferred a sum to her account too. A lil’ from all of us would go a long way

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