TADIAN, Mountain Province – A young girl died after she reportedly drowned when the water of the Balas-iyan River suddenly rampaged while she and her companions were crossing the same after having tended to their farm at Mabalite, here, Wednesday.
However, the lifeless body of Adelfa Ayowen was retrieved by rescuers at the same river system in Bab-asig, Patiacan, Quirino, Ilocos Sur early Thursday morning.
Probers disclosed that the victim went missing after she was allegedly carried away by the strong water current of the river while she was in the area.
The victim is the daughter of the punong barangay of Mabalite, Tadian, Mountain province.
A search and rescue operation was immediately launched by residents of Mabalite, rescue team from the Quirino Municipal Government. They scoured the river area of Poblacion, Cayus, Banoen, Malideg, Iteb, Quirino, Ilocos Sur.
The team finally found the body at Barangay Patiacan, Quirino, Ilocos Sur at 3:49 AM of May 5, 2022.