ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – A 7-year old boy died after he allegedly drowned in a pond at Pabalay, Potia here Monday.
Senior Superintendent Constancio Chinayog, Jr., officer-in-charge of the Ifugao Provincial Police Office, declined to provide details on the identity of the victim, saying that he is a resident of Pabalay, Potia, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao.
Initial police investigation showed the victim, together with other minors, went to swim in a nearby pond when the victim accidentally drowned.
He was rescued by concerned bystanders and was revived before he was rushed to the Potia District Hospital but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.
His family brought home the remains of the victims in order to give him a descent burial.
By Dexter A. See