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Three Men Drown In Lagos Beach



At Baracuda Beach in Ajah, Lagos, three men drowned on Monday night.

After making the crossing to the deep area, the men allegedly drowned.

According to reports, one of the three men was initially carried away by the currents while swimming.

Two of his pals jumped in to save him when the on-duty lifeguard declined to enter that area of the beach.

He said it was risky for them to try and rescue someone because it was past the redline.

The two pals were also carried away by the tides of the sea.

Permanent Secretary (PS), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said rescuers and paramedics were immediately deployed to the beach upon receipt of the report.

He said: “On arrival at the scene of the incident, it was reported that two beachgoers had drowned.

“Further investigation gathered revealed that two adult males died during a failed rescue attempt of a third adult male.

“The lifeguard stationed at the beach reported that the victims had ventured beyond the red line. Solo rescue is prohibited beyond these limits; which is why he was unable to attempt it.”

Meanwhile, it was a festival of fire for emergency workers during the long weekend as several cases of outbreaks were recorded across the state.

It was gathered that the Lagos State Fire Service attended to a record 24 cases on Christmas Day and 12 on Monday.

Among the incidents attended to was an outbreak at a residential building at 54 Aledelola Street, Ikosi Ketu, said to have been caused by fuel stored in kegs.

A statement on Tuesday by the agency’s director, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, said the fire was reported around 6:18 pm on Monday.

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