Suicide: Middle-aged woman rescued from Osun River

Suicide: Middle-aged woman rescued from Osun River

An unidentified middle-aged woman was rescued by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, in Osogbo.

The woman was rescued on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, according to a statement by the Osun NSCDC Commandant, Sunday Agboola, released on Wednesday by the Press Secretary, Adeleke Kehinde.

He said: “The command's search and rescue team received a distress call from a member of the public and within 10 minutes officers arrived at the scene and rescued and resuscitated the victim before taking him for treatment. I took him to the hospital,” he said. .

“After regaining consciousness as a result of the initial first aid provided by the NSCDC team, the middle-aged woman explained that she had come all the way from Iragbiji to Osogbo to jump into the Gbodofon River because she felt her body was on fire. ” and the only way to put out the fire was to jump into the Osun River. ”

After the rescue operation, Mr. Agboola assured the people of the state of the corps’ efforts to protect lives and property.

The head of Osan NSCDC also called on residents to take care of their mental health.

He stressed that personnel under his command will pay special attention to the security of rivers in the state to prevent future incidents.

He also commended the search and rescue team led by DSC Ishola Oluyinka for their quick response and practicing disaster management training.


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