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Girl drowns during father’s birthday celebration in Batangas

Missing swimmer found dead in Batangas


LUCENA CITY — A birthday celebration turned tragic on Tuesday, Jan. 30, after a young daughter of the celebrant drowned in a swimming pool in San Juan town in Batangas province, police said.

The Batangas police reported on Wednesday, Jan. 31, that John Kevin Pilapil’s daughter, who was not identified for being a minor, was playing in front of their house in Barangay Subukin around 5 p.m. Pilapil was cooking the dishes that will be served for his birthday party later that day.


A few minutes later, Pilapil noticed that the girl was no longer around and searched for her.


The father found his daughter submerged in the swimming pool at the nearby house. The whereabouts of the house occupants were not specified in the reports.

Pilapil retrieved the girl from the water and brought her to the San Juan District Hospital but she died at 5:04 p.m. while being revived.

The police are conducting further investigation.

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