The incident took place around 3 pm while the students were enjoying a boat cruise during their visit to Calabar for the NiMSA annual Health Week.
By Bassey Isabella, Calabar
On Saturday, a group of 11 students from the Nigeria Medical Students Association (NIMSA) was successfully rescued after a speedboat they were on capsized at a resort in Calabar, Cross River State.
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the rescue and informed that efforts were underway to locate and rescue the remaining three students by Saturday evening.
The incident took place around 3 pm while the students were enjoying a boat cruise during their visit to Calabar for the NiMSA annual Health Week. These medical students had traveled from various universities across the country to attend the event.
The students had decided to explore the city and opted for a boat cruise at the Marina Resort. The mishap has prompted the Cross River State Governor, Bassey Otu, to initiate an investigation into the incident, which involved a cruise boat carrying 14 medical students at the popular Marina Resort in Calabar.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche, the governor expressed deep sadness regarding the three missing medical students who were in Calabar for the Nigeria Medical Students Games. He urged the security and rescue agencies, as well as the local villagers assisting in the operation, to intensify their efforts in finding the missing students and reuniting them with their families.