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Eight-year-old boy rescued alive from canal by Lagos fire service

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has rescued an eight-year-old boy, Onyeka Umeh from an open water at the end of Pastor Ojediran Street behind Oba's Palace; Ejigbo, Lagos.

A statement released by Adeseye Margeret, director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, said the Ejigbo Fire Station received a distress call at about 15:20.hours that Umeh alongside a friend was picking pet bottles among others around the canal before trailing it to his sinking spot while his companion raised the alarm leading to his eventual rescue alive.

Adeseye advised Parents to keep children away from canals and other dangerous places as well as provide them with the much needed guidance to preserve their safety.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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