Two male adults have reportedly drowned at Baracuda Beach, Abraham Adesanya, Ajah area of Lagos State.
The incident occurred on Boxing Day, Monday, December 26, when the victims tried to rescue another person from being swept away by the high current.
Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident in a statement.
“The Agency responded to distress calls concerning an incident at the above location, (Baracuda Beach, Abraham Adesanya, Ajah)," Oke-Osanyintolu 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.
"However, the agency’s LRT and Paramedics are on the ground. Search and recovery operation ongoing." he added.