13-year old drowns in Busay waterfall Print
Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:07

A day of leisure ended tragically for a 13-year old girl who died while she was swimming with friends at Busay Falls in Sitio Betong, Barangay Curuan last Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Angel Joy Eusebio Dela Cruz, 13 years old and a resident of Sitio Mina, Barangay Curuan.

Dela Cruz’s body was retrieved at around 3pm that same day.

A Police Regional Office-9 report said that the incident happened when Dela Cruz was swimming with friends at Busay Falls Tuesay morning.

Dela Cruz was reportedly brought towards the deep portion of the falls where a strong current was said to have pulled her down.

Her companions tried to rescue her but were prevented by the strong current.

Dela Cruz’s companions sought help from barangay officials who conducted search and retrieval operations but instead recovered the lifeless body of the victim that afternoon.  (Dan Toribio)