One missing, three others rescued as boat capsizes in Lagos

One person has been reported missing after a local boat sailing along Lekki shoreline capsized on Tuesday.

Tribune Online gathered that three other passengers aboard the boat were rescued after the mishap.

It was gathered that the boat, conveying four men who were on an expedition, was upturned by turbulence.

The General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, confirmed that search was ongoing for one of the passengers of the boat.

Emmanuel said that the authority received distressed calls from other boat operators who reported the mishap and needed immediate need to rescue occupants of the boat when it capsized along Lekki shoreline.

“At about 4.30 pm on the 23rd of June 2020, a local boat with four (4) adult males on a boating expedition were inside a boat which capsized due to water turbulence.

“The quick collaborative effort of responders in the area were able to rescue three alive while one person is still missing. The rescued victims were provided with medical care and released.

“Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, LASWA, Lagos State Material Testing Laboratory and Lagos State Building Control Agency were on the ground alongside LRT responders at the incident scene.

“Rescue effort is still ongoing for the missing person as it was discovered that all occupants on board did not have lifejackets on.

“Marine police will carry out the further investigation while Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and LASWA will also continue the search for the missing person.”

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