9-year old boy drowns Print
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 16:42

The body of a 9-year old boy was recovered  in the river of Sibulao a few hours after he and his adult companion were taken away by strong current last Monday.

A Vitali Police Station report identified the victim as Erson Bermon y Fabian.

Based on investigation, Bermon and his companion, 40-year old Antonio Capuno y Cellado, were crossing the river to get to the other side when they were taken away by the strong water current.

A search and rescue operation was launched by authorities and concerned residents but failed to immediately save the victims.

At around 5:30pm, the body of Bermon was found by his own grandfather Bonifacio Tolentino a hundred meters away from the place where they were swept by the water current.

Bermon’s body was rushed to the Vitali Lying-in Center where he was declared dead on arrival.

Capuno is still missing as of presstime.  Search operations are still ongoing, authorities said.  (Dan Toribio)