BOLINAO, Pangasinan -- A company executive from Quezon City drowned at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, while swimming with his family and friends at Patar beach here, the police reported.
The victim was identified as Christian Andrew Avila, 33, logistics head of Monde Nissin Corp. and resident of Project 4 in Quezon City, Metro Manila. He was declared dead on arrival at the Rillera Medical Hospital in Bolinao.
Police said the victim and his companions were swept by strong current.
Avila was retrieved by rescuers and rushed to the hospital but he died on the way.
His niece, Gabrielle Alexis Batalla, 19, a student from Camiling, Tarlac, fell unconscious as a result of the incident but is now in a stable condition after undergoing treatment. (PNA)