Shocking news reaching us that a woman yet unidentified attempted suicide at the Mile 2 / Maza Maza Lagoon, over the bridge at Amuwo Odofin area , Lagos State.
The unidentified suicidal woman reportedly walked along the bridge, and upon getting to the middle, climbed the rail and plunged into the river.
Luckily, rescuers who were seated beneath the bridge fished her out before she could drown.
Daily Sun reported that she was “lying unconscious by the shore of the lagoon, while her rescuers tried to press her bloated stomach to expel the excess water she took in before her rescue.”
According to a witness who gave his name as Emeka, the woman, 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,”
When Daily Sun got the the scene, the woman was lying unconscious by the shore of the lagoon, while her rescuers tried to press her bloated stomach to expel the excess water she took in before her rescue.
Adewale, one of those who rescued her, 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.”
The rate of suicide attempts in our community is increasing daily. What do you suggest can be done to reduce this increasing number of suicidal people ?
Please drop your suggestions below.