Misfortune struck at the Navy Sailing Club, Ojo, Lagos on Saturday as a Nigerian Navy (NN) competitor distinguished as POPTI Dennis Emmanuel passed on during a dedication boat race.
Emmanuel was among members of the late Captain PPO Okpe Memorial Boat Race when his laser boat went on solid land during a trial at the club’s waterfront in Navy Town.
It was accumulated that spectators at first idea he went submerged to raise his boat, a typical practice by racers, until he never came up again.
Disarray was said to have set in after a significant delay for the previous public competitor, which incited jumpers to quickly go looking for him.
A partner of the expired, Ashom Luka, who joined the hunt party was hopeless as he was unable to comprehend what befallen Emmanuel.
Club individuals and visitors who had turned up for the race considered what might have caused the episode.
Bad habit Commodore of the club, Emmanuel Agha said the quest for him endured a few hours however he was not seen.
He said Emmanuel’s boat overturned yet was confused with an ordinary drill.
“He tragically didn’t come up once more. The Nigerian Navy central leadership has been reached on the pitiful occurrence,” said Agha.
Responding to the mishap, Club Commodore, Tunde Giwa-Daramola said the competitor was focused on the game and had added to the advancement of watersports in Nigeria by empowering different competitors and officials.