BOKOD, Benguet – A 17-year old minor who is employed as a road marker died after he was allegedly carried away by the rampaging waters of a river at Sombrero, Ambuclao, here, Sunday afternoon.
Police authorities identified the drowning victim as Louie Asilum Tankawan, 17, single, employed as road marker of the BICHEM Coating and Chemicals Company, a native resident of Tobigon, Bohol.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and his companions were fishing while crossing the Adwagan River when the strong current of the river suddenly carried him away.
Rescuers were immediately dispatched to conduct the search and rescue operation but the lifeless body of the young man was recovered three hours later.
The remains of the victim was brought to a local hospital for the conduct of the appropriate autopsy to ascertain the real cause of his death.
By Dexter A. See