Four teenagers died while swimming at Elegushi Beach, Lagos on Tuesday.
The beach management said the part of the beach where the accident happened was not manned as it was not opened to the public.
Ayuba Elegushi, a spokesman for the beach management said about 10 teenage boys visited the beach on Tuesday morning to celebrate the success of their WAEC results.
He said while the beach authority and security team turned them back, the boys took a detour and went to an unmanned section of the beach area to swim.
He noted that unfortunately, about 10 of them were almost drowning before the beach security were alerted to the scene and six of them were rescued alive while four were still missing as at press time.
“While the matter has been reported at the Ilasan Police Station, effort is still on to find the missing boys,” he said.