36-year-old man drowns in Zambales river

36-year-old man drowns in Zambales river

Man drowns in Zambales river

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) respond to a drowning incident involving a 36-year-old man who went swimming in a river in San Narciso town in Zambales province on Black Saturday, March 30. | PHOTOS: PCG

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — A man drowned while swimming in a river in nearby San Narciso town, police said on Monday, April 1.

Based on an initial investigation, Jayson Paragan, 36, a resident of San Narciso’s Barangay Patrocinio, went missing after swimming in the Sabangan River in neighboring Sitio Aldia, Barangay Natividad, on Black Saturday, March 30.


READ: Over 200 died due to drowning from January to March — PNP


Authorities immediately searched the area and discovered the victim’s body on the other side of the river.

Paragan was declared dead on arrival at a hospital in San Marcelino town.

The next day, Easter Sunday, a four-year-old girl from Bulacan province was rescued from drowning at a beach in San Felipe town.

She was playing in the shallow area of the beach when she suddenly drifted into the deeper part of the water.

A beachgoer witnessed the situation and rescued the victim.

However, the victim was found unconscious, prompting a local coast guard to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.


After she regained consciousness, the victim was taken to the Rural Health Unit in San Felipe for proper medication. INQ

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