Boat mishap claims life of 27-year-old in Bayelsa

A boat mishap on Sunday claimed the life of a 27-year-old man in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The man died after a canoe conveying him and one other person capsized at the creek near the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Yenagoa.

The unlucky victim reportedly met his untimely death in the tragic incident before rescue could come his way, but the second passenger in the boat survived.

Sources said that the canoe capsized following violent waves caused by a passenger speedboat that sped past as the ill-fated boat was crossing to the other side of the creek.

Spokesperson of Bayelsa Police Command, DSP Asinim Butswat confirmed the incident.

He said that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenogoa morgue. 

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