Multi-agency rescuers retrieve a body of a man who plaunged into the likoni channel in a car

Multi-agency rescuers retrieve a body of a man who plaunged into the likoni channel in a car

BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,7TH DEC 2019-Divers from various teams including the Kenya red cross have managed to retrieve the body of a middle aged man  who  plunged into the Likoni Fery in his car .The body was was on  retrieved from the said  vehicle  on Saturday morning.

According to Kenya Ferry Services, the driver of the vehicle  sped off to the ramps at high speed immediately after purchasing a ticket for the crossing, plunging into the ocean.

“A motorist driving a saloon car whose registration number plate has not yet been established right away after purchasing ticket drove off to the ramps with high speed to the ocean,” read the statement by KFS.

They further noted that the driver failed to stop the vehicle despite several efforts by the Ferry Officials to flag him down.

The driver has since been identified as John Mutinda and his body moved to Coast General Hospital Mortuary.

The remaining occupants of the vehicle are yet to be identified but a search and recovery operation is underway in the channel.

Reports also indicate that Mombasa County Government has dispatched a team to join the multi-agency rescuers, who are trying to retrieve the vehicle and its occupants.

This comes barely three months, after a woman and her daughter died at the channel after their car plunged into the ocean from the ferry.

The ill-fated car was the last to board MV Harambee ferry on Sunday, September 29, 2019 and reversed when the ferry was midstream, plunging into the ocean.

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