LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte – Three people died in separate drowning incidents on Sunday, November. 19, in the Ilocos region.
Reports from the Police Regional Office-1 showed that the victims were from the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan.
In Pangasinan, police said John Paul Mislang, 5, drowned in a pool at a resort in Polong, Buggallon town, while swimming with his relatives.
Responding personnel attempted to revive the boy, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital.
Also in Pangasinan, the body of John Jomar Nepacena, 17, of Dagupan City, was found floating in a river running through the village of Malaued.
Police said Nepacena disappeared on November 17 when he and his friends went swimming in a river in the village of Quisban.
Mary Jessel Gabor, 3, also drowned while swimming in a river in the town of Lidlidda.
Investigators said a resident saw Gabor’s body floating in the river, prompting him to rescue the child.
Gabor was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. INQ
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