Boy, 14, survives Chico drowning incident

BONTOC, Mountain Province – A 14-year old boy is now undergoing observation in the Bontoc General Hospital after he was successfully spared from drowning in a portion of the Chico river, particularly at sitio Kadchog, Bontoc Ili, here, Wednesday.

            Senior Superintendent Allen S. Ocden, provincial director of the Mountain Province Police Office, described the victim as a 14-year old boy from Capinitan, Sabangan, Mountain Province who is on vacation at the time of the incident.

            Initial police investigation showed that the victim, who does not know how to swim, and his cousin went to the Chico River to take a bath but the latter allegedly drowned in a deep portion of the river.

            Rescuers were able to immediately rescue him and applied first aid treatment before being rushed to the hospital for medical treatment where he was revived and under close medical supervision.

By Dexter A. See

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