Four teenagers have reportedly drowned while swimming at Elegushi beach in Lagos state on Tuesday.
The state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin made this know via his official Twitter handle.
“I’ve talked about drowning in relation to water travel and swimming pool. Still, parents/guardians, have a heart-to-heart talk with your teenagers to avoid losing them.
“Four teenagers drowned at a Lagos beach today, after collecting their exam results in school🙁. Take heed!”
The management of the beach also confirmed the development.
In a statement on behalf of the management of the beach, Ayuba Elegushi described the incident as “unfortunate”, adding that it occurred on Tuesday.
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He said the incident occurred at an unmanned section of the beach area, which was not opened to the public.
Ayuba Elegushi said about 10 teenage boys visited the beach on Tuesday morning to celebrate the success of their WAEC results.
He said while the beach authority and security team turned them back, the boys took a detour and went to an unmanned section of the beach area to swim.
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He noted that unfortunately, about 10 of them were almost drowning before the beach security was alerted to the scene and six of them were rescued alive while four were still missing as at press time.
“While the matter has been reported at the Ilasan Police Station, effort is still on to find the missing boys,” he said.