BAGUIO CITY – A 9-year old boy died after he allegedly drowned in a water pool at Lower Km. 4, Asin road, here, Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Ramil Sacules, City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the fatality as July Niel Butic Rivero, 9, male, single, student, a resident of Lower KM 4 Asin Road, Baguio City.
Initial police investigation showed that concerned residents discovered the victim at the bottom of the pool and immediately sought the assistance of concerned police operatives who immediately responded and extracted his body from the water.
Volunteer responders tried to revive the victim but their efforts were in vain.
The case is still subject to further investigation to ascertain how the victim drowned in the said water pool.
By Dexter A. See