Close  
  • share this

Korean tourist drowns off Panglao, Bohol

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 12:14 PM January 08, 2019

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – A Korean tourist drowned while diving in the waters off Panglao Island in Bohol province on Monday.

The police identified the victim as Kyeongryun Kim, 34.

ADVERTISEMENT

PO3 Gregorio Perocho of the Panglao Police Station said Kim and another Korean, Icklea Kim, were diving in the waters off Barangay Doljo in Panglao around about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Icklea told police that they were about three to five meters deep when Kyeongryun’s diving regulator mouthpiece was accidentally pulled out from his mouth due to strong waves.

FEATURED STORIES

Kyeongryun tried to put it back on several times but failed.

Icklea told the police he tried to save Kyeongryun, but she too was swept by the strong current.

Icklea tried to pull the victim back to the shallow water but failed.

She then asked for help and bystanders brought the body of Kyeongryun on the shoreline and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Unfortunately, they failed to revive him.

Perocho said a post-mortem examination showed that the cause of death was drowning.

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bohol, drowning, Korean, Local news, Panglao, Philippine news updates
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.