The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has said it will resume the search for 21-year-old Daibo Davies who plunged himself into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday.
According to the driver from whose car Davies got off before the plunge, Davies ordered an Uber ride, but on getting to the bridge, complained of stomach upset and requested the driver to stop for him to relieve himself.
Davies grabbed the barrier on the bridge and leapt off into the bridge.
LASEMA, Marine Police and local divers all made efforts to rescue him without progress.
The cab driver, Idowu Badmos – along with his vehicle – was taken to the Adekunle Police Station.
LASEMA’s Head of Public Affairs, Nosa Okunbor, said in a statement that the rescue operation was suspended due to the conditions of the water and exhaustion of the rescuers.
He noted that hopes of rescuing Davies alive were slim, but that the search would resume on Tuesday.
Okunbor said, “Reasons attributed for the suspension of the search include the very strong and fast undercurrents of the lagoon’s water, which according to divers, have not assisted in the rescue efforts, and exhaustion due to the long, strenuous and tiring search for the victim.”