By Jimmy Jackson
Four persons have reportedly gone missing in Cross River following a boat mishap that occured on Saturday afternoon along the Calabar waterways.
The boat incident occurred very close to the Marina Resort when about 13 persons on board was heading to Oron in Akwa Ibom State with about nine of the boat passengers rescued.
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the rescue, noting that efforts had intensified to rescue three others as of Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, the Cross River State Governor, Bassey Otu, has ordered an investigation into the cruise boat mishap involving 14 medical students at the popular Marina Resort in Calabar, the state capital.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche, expressed sadness that three of the medical students, who were in Calabar for the Nigeria Medical Students Games, had yet to be found.