Bodies of 2 drowned ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ soldiers recovered in Bayelsa waterways

Posted by Arodiegwu Eziukwu, Yenagoa | 7 September 2016 | 2,144 times

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The bodies of two of the four soldiers that died in a boat mishap within Bayelsa waterways have been found, according to residents.

The four soldiers drowned during the ongoing military training exercise codenamed “Operation Crocodile Smile” after their boat capsized along Brass Water Front in Brass Local Government Area of the state.

A resident in the area, Mr. Jonah Kennedy, said that two out of the four bodies had been recovered as at Tuesday evening by local divers.

“I learnt that the community youths, soldiers and other local divers are on search to see that those bodies are recovered; this evening, we heard that two of them have been found,” Kennedy said

Mr. Lloyd Sese, Bayelsa Chairman of the Maritime Workers Union, described the incident as unfortunate, urging the federal and state governments to improve emergency response along waterways in the state.

Source: News Express

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