2 fishers drown in Camarines Sur | Inquirer News

2 fishers drown in Camarines Sur

2 fishers drown in Camarines Sur

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LEGAZPI CITY — Two persons drowned Monday while catching fish in Garchitorena town in Camarines Sur province, a police report said Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Garchitorena police said in a report that the victims were Rodolfo Bruso, 48, and Avelino Valencia, 73, both of Barangay 1.

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Initial investigation said strong current carried away the two while fishing around 10:30 a.m. off the shores of their village.

Residents immediately conducted search-and-rescue operations, but lost them when the current swept them farther away.

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Their bodies were recovered around 1:20 p.m. at the shores of the village, the report said.

Janet Bombase, head of the municipal disaster risk reduction and management office, said the two could have drowned in a deep portion of the water.

“The residents said the victims were fishing in neck-deep areas with possibly strong current,” she said in a phone interview on Tuesday.

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