A 25-YEAR-OLD call center agent drowned Sunday morning, April 30, in the waters off a beach resort in Barangay Poblacion, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, northern Cebu.

Police identified the fatality as Joseph Mitchelle Rosos, a resident of P. del Rosario Extension, Cebu City, whose body was found by a fisherman around 4:30 a.m.

Investigation showed that before he drowned, Rosos' friends told him not to swim as he was drunk but he went on.

Later, his friends panicked after Rosos failed to surface from the water. They looked for him but failed.

After his body was found by a fisherman, Rosos was rushed to Bantayan District Hospital but he failed to reach the hospital alive. (SunStar Cebu)