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Man drowns during swimming race in Pangasinan

/ 04:14 PM July 11, 2018

DAGUPAN CITY — A 21-year-old man, who had challenged his companions to a race across a river, drowned on Tuesday (July 10) at Sual town in Pangasinan province, police said on Wednesday (July 11).

Rescuers found Bernie Gacuyan floating in Alaminos River at 9:40 p.m., almost five hours after he plunged into the river and never surfaced, according to PO2 Cezar Humilde, Sual police investigator.

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Gacuyan was with four others with whom he had been drinking along the river bank in Barangay Calumbuyan. At 5 p.m., Humilde said Gacuyan goaded his companions to a race and was swept by the river current.

Gacuyan was taken to a hospital and was declared dead on arrival. Gabriel Cardinoza/lb

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