Floating fetus found in Sindangan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 13:47

A fisherman discovered a fetus  floating off the seas of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte last Saturday afternoon.

A Police Regional Office-9 report said that the fetus was found by a certain Andres Balawing, 46 years old, male, married and a resident of Sitio Siari Valley, Barangay Siari, Sindangan municipality.

Balawing was reportedly on his way to fish when he saw the female fetus with an umbilical cord still attached to the body, floating around 100 meters away from the shore of barangay RG Macias.

Balawing retrieved the cadaver and informed the barangay chairman.

Based on examination by  Rural Health Unit personnel, the female fetus was thrown to the sea just a few hours before it was sighted.

The Sindangan Municipal Police Station is conducting a thorough investigation.

The Chief of the Women’s and Children’s Desk also directed midwives assigned in coastal barangays to submit the names of pregnant women who have undergone pre-natal check up in their 7th to 9th month of pregnancy.  (LAJ)