BUGUIAS, Benguet – A boy who went to a resort in this town to take a break, died after he allegedly drowned in a swimming pool at Poblacion, here, Wednesday.
Police authorities identified the victim as a 4-year old male and a resident of Palinta-ang, Mansoyosoy, Tinoc, Ifugao.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim and his family went to the resort to spend a break and while his relatives were cooking food, the victim allegedly went to the pool area.
Witnesses informed probers that they saw the victim in between the adult and children’s pools that is why they continued to go around the resort to monitor the activities of people.
When they want back to the pool area, they already saw the victim floating on the pool that prompted them to rescue him and immediately applied first aid before rushing him to the Lutheran District hospital for further medical treatment.
However, his attending physicians declared him dead on arrival and his parents brought his cadaver home to give him a decent wake and burial.
By Dexter A. See