The annual Opobo boat regatta turned tragic on Thursday, as a yet-to-be-identified man went missing after the boat in which he and about 20 others were performing sank.
The annual event always hold on the Opobo River.
All other performers in the boat were rescued as the boat sank in front of thousands of spectators.
The regatta however continued after the mishap, with colourful displays by six groups.
Founded in 1870 by King Jaja, the boat regatta is part of activities to mark the end-of-year for for the community.
This year’s edition also mark its 150th anniversary.