An unidentified lady yesterday jumped into the canal from Maza-Maza Bridge in the Mile 2 area of Lagos. The lady was however, lucky, as rescuers fished her out before she could drown.
A witness said the lady, dressed in a blouse and trousers, was trekking and got to the middle of the bridge, climbed the rail and jumped.
“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,” said one of the witnesses, who gave his name as Emeka.
The lady was unconscious by the shore of the canal, while rescuers pressed her bloated stomach to expel water she had ingested. Adewale, one of those who rescued her, said:
“We were under the bridge, when suddenly the lady’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.”