Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Gyogon Augustine Grimah, has confirmed three medical students who went missing after their boat capsized during a cruise on Saturday in Calabar dead.
Thirteen medical students across different universities in Nigeria were involved in the boat accident. Ten of them were rescued alive as soon Statecas the boat capsized with three missing.
It was gathered that locals saw the floating bodies on Monday morning and alerted Marine Police.
The Police Commissioner said they recovered the bodies of two males and one female. He said the bodies will be kept under proper care and contact made with relevant families before handover.
The medical students were in Calabar last week for the annual Nigeria Medical Students Association Health Week. The week is hosted yearly in any member university within the country.
The 2023 edition was hosted in Calabar with various activities, including educational and social activities. One of the social activities was a visit to the Marina Resorts and some students decided to enjoy a cruise ride in the resort.
President of the Nigeria Medical Students Association (NiMSA), Mr. Ejim Egbe, said the first set of 13 students had a safe ride and returned to shores. Though they expressed some concerns, the management assured of safety before the second set of 13 boarded. The accident occurred with the second set while 10 victims were rescued alive.
SOURCE: The Nigerian Lawyer