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Rescue Officials Save LASU Student Who Jumped Into Lagoon From Drowning

Eniola Awokoya

A student of the Lagos State University (LASU), identified as Kingsley Gabriel, yesterday, jumped into the Lagos Lagoon, weeks after a woman also did the same thing.

According to reports, Gabriel jumped from Falomo bridge into the Lagoon at around 11 am with no reasons for his action.

Confirming the incident, the General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, lamented that the act was becoming rampant on Lagos waterways.

According to him, the student was quickly rescued from drowning in the water by LASWA rescue officials who responded swiftly to the incident, jumping into the lagoon to prevent him from drowning.

An official of LASWA hinted that after his rescue, Gabriel was taken to the Falomo Police Station, for onward interrogation. It was not clear why Gabriel decided to end his life by jumping from the Falomo Bridge into the water, even as efforts to interview the student proved abortive.