LASWA

A boat mishap occurred at about 7pm on Monday the 31st August, 2020, around Offin Ibeshe Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

According to the report given a fishing boat from Makoko Community with Seven(7) passengers onboard Five (5 )Adults including the boat captain and Two (2) Toddlers capsized into the Lagos lagoon while heading to Offin area in Ikorodu.

Information gathered revealed that the cause of the incidence was the rough water current usually recorded around the Area.

The First responders to the incident was a passengers ferry that witness the incident before the arrival of LASWA rescue team.

Information we made available to Nationalsketch.com revealed that the Fishing boat which was clearly operating outside its fishing capability and therefore not equipped with necessary safety gadgets for passengers ferry operation carried the occupants who are all related and headed to Offin for a relative’s funeral.

Upon further investigations it was revealed that ALL Seven(7) passengers on board were not wearing a lifejacket.

Two passengers were reportedly dead, four rescued alive while one is missing.

The men of the LASEMA and Marine Police have been contacted to support the ongoing search operation for the remaining victim while further investigation is ongoing.

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