3 dead due to drowning in Ilocos provinces
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — Three people died in separate drowning incidents Sunday, Nov. 19, in Ilocos region.
Reports from the Police Regional Office-1 showed that the victims were from Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan provinces.
In Pangasinan, the police said John Paul Mislang, 5, drowned in a pool at a resort in Polong, Buggallon town, while swimming with his relatives.
Responding personnel tried to revive the boy, but he was declared dead on arrival in a local hospital.
Also in Pangasinan, the body of John Jomar Nepacena, 17, from Dagupan City, was found floating in a river traversing Malaued village.
Police said Nepacena disappeared on Nov. 17 when he and his friends went swimming at a river in Quisban village.
In Ilocos Sur, Mary Jessel Gabor, 3, also drowned while swimming in a river in Lidlidda town.
Investigators said a resident saw the body of Gabor floating in the river, which prompted him to rescue the child.
Gabor was brought to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival. INQ