Monday, June 5, 2023

Lagos Recovers Drowned Jet Ski Rider’s Body

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The body of an unidentified adult male who drowned while riding on a jet ski at the Lekki-Ikoyi inland waterways in Lagos State on Wednesday has been recovered.


General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, told The PUNCH that the body was discovered by local divers on Friday morning.

READ ALSO: Man Drowns While Riding A Jet-ski On Lagos-Ikoyi Link Inland Waterways.

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, had in a statement on Wednesday, disclosed that the victim drowned as a result of speeding.

He added that the body had sunk too deep to be rescued. He said, “Emergency responders found the body on Friday morning with the help of locals in the area. When the locals saw the body, they informed us and we went there to identify and recover it. It has been handed over to the marine police.”

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The LASWA boss said the identity of the deceased was not ascertained before it was taken to the marine police.

He said, “We did not have the details of the victim before we gave the body to the marine police. They will carry out an investigation on his identity.”

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