High school student drowns in Magat dam

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – A 12-year old high school student died after he allegedly drowned while swimming with his cousin in the Magat dam reservoir at Namillangan, here, Monday.

Police authorities identified the fatality as Kurt Bawi Blanker, 12 years old, high school student and a resident of Malabon City.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim, together with his uncle and cousin, went to the Magat dam reservoir to visit the place when he and his cousin decided to swim.

After a few moments, the victim allegedly went to the deep portion of the reservoir that resulted to his drowning.

Rescuers were immediately able to recover the victim’s body and applied first aid treatment before rushing him to the Potia District Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians who found no signs of unusual injuries on his body.

By Dexter A. See

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