A 30-YEAR-OLD soldier died while in a Water Search and Rescue (Wasar) training in a private resort in Las Navas, Northern Samar on Sunday, November 21, 2021.
The victim was identified as Corporal Ian Bacaycay, married, assigned at the Philippine Army’s 20th Infantry Battalion, and a resident of Barangay Payahan, Calbayog City, Samar.
Initial investigation disclosed that the Army troops were on a lunch break when they noticed that the victim went back to swim at 11:45 a.m. Sunday.
A fellow soldier noticed somebody under the water and later found out that it was Bacaycay, police said in the report.
A designated personnel immediately applied first aid and CPR to the victim.
Bacaycay was brought to Catubig District Hospital on board a military ambulance but he was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Shiela Myr Tentativa, the attending physician.
Authorities are investigating the incident. (SunStar Philippines)
November 22, 2021
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