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3 dead due to drowning in Ilocos provinces

01:26 PM November 20, 2023

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



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