Teen drowns in San Enrique

Posted by watchmen
December 22, 2020

A 16-year-old lad went missing Sunday afternoon after he was swept by rushing waters while crossing the Jalaur River in Barangay Compo in Iloilo province’s San Enrique town.

The victim, whose name was withheld by police, was on his way home riding a bamboo raft at when the water in the river suddenly swelled and carried him away.

Search and rescue operations continued to locate the missing lad.

To avoid similar incidents, local authorities reminded families living along riverbanks to ensure the safety of their children by not allowing them to swim or cross rivers unaccompanied by elders./WDJ

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