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Pangasinan farmer drowns while searching for dentures in lake

/ 02:59 PM July 03, 2018

DAGUPAN CITY — A farmer dove into a lake searching for his dentures and drowned on Monday (July 2) at Bayambang town in Pangasinan province.

Edison Race, 44, sank into the 1.5-meter-deep lake in Barangay (village) Langiran about 6 p.m., according to his companion Raul Corales.

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Race and Corales, who were both drunk, were gathering fish caught by traps they had deployed in the area hours earlier.

Race’s false teeth fell in the water so he stayed behind to scour the muddy lake bottom.

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Rescuers retrieved Race’s body after three hours. GABRIEL CARDINOZA 

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