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BREAKING: 4 Rescued, 2 Dead, 1 Missing in Ibeshe Fishing Boat Mishap

A boat mishap occurred at about 7pm today Monday the 31st of 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.

Further inquires 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.

Inquiries reveal 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 . 4 Passengers were rescued alive 2 fatalities and 1 passenger 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.