The General Manager of LASWA, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said in a statement that four people were rescued alive in the mishap.
He said: “A boat mishap occurred at about 7:00 p.m. today, Monday, August 31, 2020, around Offin Ibeshe Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
“A fishing boat from Makoko Community with seven passengers aboard, five adults including the boat captain and two toddlers, capsized into the Lagos lagoon while heading to Offin area in Ikorodu.
READ ALSO: Man stabs neighbour to death in Lagos
“Further inquires revealed that the cause of the incidence was the rough water current usually recorded around the area.”
“Inquiries revealed that the fishing boat, which was clearly operating outside its fishing capability and therefore not equipped with necessary safety gadgets for passengers ferry operation, carried the occupants who are all related and headed to Offin for a relative’s funeral.
“Upon further investigations, it was revealed that all seven passengers aboard were not wearing a lifejacket. Four passengers were rescued alive two fatalities and one passenger missing.
“The men of the LASEMA and Marine Police have been contacted to support the ongoing search operation for the remaining victim while further investigation is ongoing.”