Likoni Ferry Passenger Rescued From Drowning

  • Passengers alight from a ferry at Likoni Channel. On Thursday, November 14, a man almost drowned at the channel File
  • There was a near-tragedy at the Likoni Channel after a man was rescued from drowning.

    On Thursday, November 14, Kenya Ferry Services took to social media to announce that the man was rescued after he dived into the ocean trying board MV Jambo.

    The agency noted that the man seemed mentally unfit.

    A canter which was towed after it broke down on the mainland ramp just after disembarking from Mv. Kilindini on Thursday, November 14, 2019
    A lorry which was towed after it broke down on the mainland ramp just while disembarking from MV Kilindini on Thursday, November 14, 2019

    "This morning at around 8 am, an unidentified middle-aged man, who seemed not to be in his right senses, ran fast as if he was going to board MV Jambo, which was at the time loading passengers on the mainland side, went straight and dived into the water and started struggling to stay afloat.

    "Our rescue team, using our emergency speed boat, rushed to the scene and rescued him. He was given first aid and rushed by the police to the Coast General Hospital for medical attention," Kenya Ferry posted on Facebook.

    The agency further stated that one hour later, another incident occurred at the channel.

    "At 9am, a loaded canter broke down on the mainland ramp just after disembarking from MV Kilindini.

    "Our staff sought help from a good samaritan's lorry which towed the said vehicle to safety. Neither injuries nor damages occurred," KFS stated. 

    On Monday, November 11, a Kenyatta University bus almost plunged into the ocean after failing to clear the ramp while disembarking at the Likoni Channel.

    An amateur recording of the frightening incident went viral across social media platforms. 

    KFS disclosed that the bus had no passengers since they had alighted in compliance with safety procedures.

    The near-miss came barely a month after the tragic September 29, Likoni incident which saw Mariam Kighenda and her 4-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu plunge to their death.

    A Kenyatta University bus nearly plunged into the Indian Ocean on Monday, November 11, 2019
    A Kenyatta University bus nearly plunged into the Indian Ocean on Monday, November 11, 2019
    Likoni tragedy car retrieved on Friday, October 11, 2019.
    Likoni tragedy car retrieved on Friday, October 11, 2019.