Man jumps into Lagos Lagoon, dies

A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged man has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon and died.

The man drowned after jumping into the Lagoon in the early hours of Tuesday, according Punch.

The deceased jumped into the lagoon after trekking on the Third Mainland Bridge, inwards Lagos Island.

The man was found by some fishermen and officials of the Lagos State Waterways Authority.

A member of the rescue team told the newspaper that despite efforts by paramedics to resuscitate the victim, he eventually passed on.

He said, “The man jumped into the lagoon around 7.24am. He was rescued by some fishermen and transported to Ebute Ero by LASWA officials. After several hours of trying to resuscitate him, he, unfortunately, passed on.

“The man’s identity could not be ascertained. He apparently resorted to the action out of frustration. His body was handed over to officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit.”

The Public Affairs Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Mahmud Hassan, confirmed the report to Punch, adding that some officials of the agency witnessed the incident

Hassan advised people against taking their own lives.

“People should learn to speak out whatever their problem is and they should seek help before it is too late. When there is life, there is hope,” he added.


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