Man drowns in river-A A +A
Monday, October 15, 2012
A MAN was found dead after he drowned in a river bank at Purok Kalayugan, Barangay Cabug, Bacolod City Saturday afternoon.
Station 9 case investigator Senior Police Officer 1 Ariel Sevilla identified the victim as Manuel Villegas, 65, of Purok Sambag, Barangay Alijis.
Sevilla said the victim’s body was found in a river bank at Purok Kalayugan, Barangay Cabug around 3:20 p.m.
Investigation showed that the victim was invited to a birthday party by his friends at Purok Kalayugan, Barangay Cabug and, while they were swimming, the victim drowned in a river, he said.
April Carpentero said she saw the victim swimming in the river. When she was gone from her sight, she immediately asked the help of her companions to find him.
Sevilla said they are still conducting further investigation to determine if there was foul play in the incident.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 15, 2012.