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Heroic effort to save drowning co-workers costs man his life

/ 06:33 PM August 26, 2019
Heroic effort to save drowning co-workers costs man his life

The body of Arnie Reyes, 21, was retrieved a day after he went missing while saving his fellow workers from drowning at a beach in Zambales. (Photo from San Narciso Police)

SAN NARCISO, Zambales–A 21-year-old man died after rescuing his two drowning co-workers while they were swimming in a public beach here on Sunday (Aug 25).

Senior Insp. Noel Sitjar, chief of the San Narciso Municipal Police, said the body of Arnie Reyes, a fitness trainer and resident of Malolos City, Bulacan, was retrieved around 1:30 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 26).

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Investigators said big waves swept out Reyes’ two female co-workers into a deep portion of the beach.

Reyes dove into the water to save the two women but he was washed away by the strong current and went missing for hours.

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The two women were taken to a hospital, police said. Joanna Rose Aglibot /TSB

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