ARINGAY, La Union – A missing man’s body was retrieved at the Aringay River here yesterday by the joint police operatives, firemen, and Phil. Coast Guard, after a group of youths jogging in the area saw its feet protruding in the water.
Senior Inspector Daniel Banan, Aringay police chief, said the dead man was last reported missing by relatives in Tuba, Benguet at the height of Typhoon “Lando,” two weeks ago.
Banan said the victim was positively identified by the father as Amado Hipol, Jr., 32 single and a resident of Barangay Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet.
Banan added that Hipol’s sibling came to the police station regularly, hoping to extract information on the whereabouts of her brother since the typhoon.
Hipol reportedly slipped to a creek and has disappeared since.
A jogger said that he saw Hipol’s body entangled by bamboo debris on the water.
Last week, Aringay policemen also retrieved the bodies of two more typhoon missing victims, Kimberley Manansala and Benedicto Jucar, who both drowned and carried away by water current to Barangay Alaska, Aringay.