Boy dies while retrieving ball from canal Print
Thursday, 02 August 2018 14:46

An 11-year-old boy died from drowning while retrieving a ball from a canal at Barangay Namnama, Titay Municipality, Zamboanga Sibugay last Tuesday.

Prior to the incident, Reynan B. Joguilon, a resident of Purok San Francisco, Barangay Namnama was playing basketball at a covered court in front of the Namnama Elementary School.

The ball, however, fell into the canal which prompted the boy to try to retrieve it.

The strong current of water, however, brought the boy to the middle of the drainage where he was drowned.

Responding police and fire personnel tried to resuscitate the victim but he was finally declared dead by physicians at a local hospital.