There was pandemonium in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State following the drowning of three children in a river.

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Tuesday declared one person missing in a boat mishap at Lekki Shoreline, Lekki Phase 1, area in the State.

LASWA General Manager, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, who disclosed this in a statement said three persons were rescued in the mishap.

According to him, the incident happened at about 4.30 p.m on June 23, when a local boat with four adult males capsized due to water turbulence.


Emmanuel said, “The quick collaborative effort of responders in the area was able to rescue 3 alive while one person is still missing.”

He stated that rescue effort was still ongoing for the missing person adding that the rescued victims were provided with medical care and released.

The LASWA boss said that it was discovered that all occupants on board did not have lifejackets on.

“Marine Police will carry out further investigation while LASEMA (Lagos State Emergency Management Agency) and LASWA will continue the search for the missing person,” he said.

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