Just a day after a 35-year-old medical doctor committed suicide by jumping into the lagoon at the Third Mainland Bridge, another person has made an attempt to do the same, when an unidentified woman also jumped into the lagoon in the Maza-Maza area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the woman was quickly rescued by local fishermen and divers in the area rescued her before she could drown.
According to eyewitnesses, the woman who dressed in a blouse and trousers had earlier been seen walking aimlessly and when she got to the middle of the bridge, she climbed the rail and jumped.
An eyewitness who gave his name as Emeka said, “The thing happened so fast that we could not stop her. However, when she jumped, we called for help, prompting people under the bridge to dive in and rescue her.”
One of the rescuers, Adewale, also said, “We were under the bridge when suddenly the woman’s body dropped from the bridge. At first, we thought she was either pushed over or fell over by mistake.
“We had to jump into the river and went for her. That was how we rescued her.”
As at the time of filing this report, the identity of the woman is yet to be ascertained as she was thereafter rushed to a nearby hospital by the police who were called to the scene by concerned citizens.