2nd missing boy found in creek-A A +A
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
AUTHORITIES found on Sunday the body of the other missing boy who was carried away by rampaging waters in a creek at Upper Baliok in Talomo District in Davao City on Friday.
Superintendent Dionisio Abude, chief of the Talomo Police Station, identified the victim as Jomar Acma Abequil, 12, grade six pupil and resident of Purok 6 in Baliok.
Abude said Abequil’s body was recovered floating on a creek near Bago Gallera De Oro Subdivision around 9:30 a.m. The cadaver of the victim was brought to Angel Funeral Parlor.
The authorities recovered the body of 11-year-old Fernando Caitom Jr. near Iñigo Farm in Bago Gallera on Saturday, around 6 a.m.
Three other victims, who were rescued Friday, were identified as Dennis Marioz Quindo, 13; Kevin L. Ambe, 13; and Adrian Flores Sasutil, 20, all from the same area.
Quindo, Ambe, Abequibin, and Fernando were on their way home when they saw a man onboard a motorcycle trapped in the middle of the creek because of strong current around 4 p.m.
Abude said the four rushed to help the man, but they were carried away by the rampaging water. Sasutil also tried to help but was also carried away by the current.
Quindo, Ambe, and Sasutil were able to hold on to the branch of a tree at the side of the creek, while the two others were carried away by the rampaging water.
The three other victims who survived from the flashflood were brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 11, 2012.