Bereketabe Yohannes, 14, drowned at Crissy Field, San Francisco, family hopes to bury him in Ethiopia

Bereket Yohannes _ San Francisco
Bereket Yohannes

Photo : From GoFundMe page

borkena
June 13, 2019

Bereketabe Yohannes, who recently celebrated his 14th birth day, died after he was drowned on Monday, in Crissy Field beach, in San Francisco.

According to reports, he went missing in the water around 2:15 PM, and was pulled out from the water by Fire Department got him out of the water but it was apparently late. His body was found around 3: 20 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at California Pacific Medical Center, according to KTVU report.

Dawit Yohannes, his father, is cited as saying “Everything is lost…he was my lovely boy.”  

Bereketeabe graduated from grade 7 and was an honor roll student.

The family hopes to bury him in Ethiopia, and friends of the deceased have opened a GoFundMe account.



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5 Responses to "Bereketabe Yohannes, 14, drowned at Crissy Field, San Francisco, family hopes to bury him in Ethiopia"

  1. Dosho   June 14, 2019 at 5:33 am

    San Francisco , California USA Ethiopians are really in need of a strong community organizer. It has been decades since the late community organizer Ato Mulugeta Degefa passed away with the Ethiopian Community Center closing it doors leaving Ethiopians with no place where they cultivate unity with many especially the non-Tigrian young loosing their Ethiopian identity for lack of Ethiopian community center. The non-Tigrayan new comers refugees from Ethiopia suffer due to lack of a strong Ethiopian community center that help them navigate the system even in how to apply for residency permit green card and California ID cards..

    There is a Tigrean community center at 474 Valencia street suite #103 in San Francisco , California that helps Tigreans only. it only serves Tigreans, the rest of Ethiopians in San Francisco are treated with sabotaged as enemies at this center. Also there is an Eritreans Community Center at 1055 Fillmore Street , San Francisco , California USA that also engaged in sabotaging Ethiopians anyway it can.

    Please click below to read how just a few months ago two non-Tigrean Ethiopian siblings robbed a bank for fear of being homeless in the streets of San Francisco , California with nowhere to turn to , currently their situation unknown since there is no community center that is concerned for people of their ethnicity in San Francisco , California USA.

    Reply
  2. Tsegai Berhe   June 14, 2019 at 5:52 am

    San Francisco , California USA Ethiopians are really in need of a strong community organizer. It has been decades since the late community organizer Ato Mulugeta Degefa passed away with the Ethiopian Community Center closing it doors leaving Ethiopians with no place where they cultivate unity with many especially the non-Tigrian young loosing their Ethiopian identity for lack of Ethiopian community center. The non-Tigrayan new comers refugees from Ethiopia suffer due to lack of a strong Ethiopian community center that help them navigate the system even in how to apply for residency permit green card and California ID cards..

    There is a Tigrean community center at 474 Valencia street suite #103 in San Francisco , California that helps Tigreans only. it only serves Tigreans, the rest of Ethiopians in San Francisco are treated with sabotaged as enemies at this center. Also there is an Eritreans Community Center at 1055 Fillmore Street , San Francisco , California USA that also engaged in sabotaging Ethiopians anyway it can.

    Please click below to read how just a few months ago two non-Tigrean Ethiopian siblings robbed a bank for fear of being homeless in the streets of San Francisco , California with nowhere to turn to , currently their situation unknown since there is no community center that is concerned for people of their ethnicity in San Francisco , California USA.

    Reply
    • Dosho   June 15, 2019 at 6:48 am

      Thanks for agreeing with me.
      Together we can find the medicine for our wounds.

      Reply
  3. halefom   June 14, 2019 at 6:45 am

    rip
    saddened me!

    Reply
  4. Dosho   June 15, 2019 at 6:50 am

    To Tsegai Berhe

    Thanks for agreeing with me.
    Together we can find the medicine for our wounds.

    Reply

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