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Search underway for teen boy who drowned in Laoag City

Search continues for the 13-year-old boy who drowned Tuesday near a port at La Paz village in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. (Photo courtesy of Laoag City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council)

LAOAG CITY—A 13-year-old boy remained missing Thursday, Oct. 14, or two days after he reportedly drowned near a fish port at La Paz village in this city in the wake of Severe Tropical Storm “Maring” (Kompasu), authorities said.

The search and rescue operations led by several teams from the public and private sectors started around 3:30 p.m on Tuesday, authorities said.

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Technical Sergeant Carmelo Cambi, a rescuer from the Philippine Air Force, said the boy might have been swept away by the strong river current after Maring hit the province.

In Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the body of the 33-year-old woman, who also drowned in a swollen river, was retrieved Wednesday.

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Her body was found in Balbaldez village, also in Badoc, or more than 200 meters away from Nagrebcan village, where she was seen last.

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