A taxi driver died right in front of his family on Sunday when he drowned in an abandoned irrigation dam at Pokrom Nsabaa on a family picnic.

Prince Kwame Yeboah lost his life in heartbreaking circumstances as he family desperately failed to save his life at the community near Nsawam in the Eastern region.

The incident occurred at about 1:30pm when the deceased together with his siblings went to swim in the dam.

He met his untimely death when he swam to the deeper side of the dam leading to him drowning.

The body was subsequently retrieved by the help of community members and conveyed to the Nsawam Government Hospital morgue by the Police.

Investigation has commenced into the incident.