A yet-to-be-identified man on Friday jumped into the Lagos lagoon through the Third Mainland Bridge.
The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, confirmed this to Channels Television via telephone shortly after the incident occurred.
He said the man was later pulled out of the lagoon by officials of the Lagos Waterways with the help of local divers.
The body of the victim has since been taken to a police station in the Yaba axis of the state.
The man was said to have alighted from a commercial vehicle before he jumped into the lagoon.
However, reports in some quarters claimed that the victim drove himself to a point on the bridge before plunging into the water.