Kagawad dies from drowning Print
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 16:22

A 49-year-old barangay kagawad died in a drowning incident inside a beach resort in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur last Sunday.

A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the victim as Laurencio Lanorias Urzais, a resident of Purok 2, Barangay Bogo-Calabat, Josefina Municipality, Zamboanga del Sur.

Investigation disclosed that Urzais was swimming with his companions at sea when the latter suddenly sensed the victim’s absence.

After a few minutes of looking for Urzais, his companions found him floating, unconscious.

Urzais was brought by ambulance to a hospital in Pagadian City where he was declared dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, a 9-year -old boy was also reported to have died after drowning near Galas Port in Dipolog City last Sunday.

The victim was identified as 9-year-old Christian Sumigot Sumiton.

The victim was reportedly pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital in the area.  (Remus Ong)