BY GLAZYL MASCULINO
BACOLOD CITY – An eight-year-old boy who was reported missing on Sunday was found dead the following day under a bridge of Luguay river in Barangay 3, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.
Philippine Coast Guard – Negros Occidental head Cmndr. Jansen Benjamin identified the fatality as Jerome Guguan.
Benjamin said Guguan went swimming alone in Himamaylan river in Barangay 1 around 3 p.m. when heavy rains occurred.
The boy was swept by strong river current and drowned, he added.
His body was retrieved around 7:35 a.m. Monday and was identified by his father. He had no injuries.
Last week, three teenagers also died because of drowning when they went swimming at a river in Barangay Mandalagan here. Their bodies were retrieved at Matab-ang river in Talisay City. (Glazyl Masculino)