Japanese, Korean drown in Mandaue, Camotes

By: Paul Lauro and Mary Rose Sagarino - Multimedia Correspondents - CDN Digital | October 17,2023 - 06:39 PM

Japanese, Korean drown in Mandaue, Camotes. In photo is the Korean national was declared dead on arrival at the Camotes District Hospital, who died allegedly of drowning. | Contributed photo

A Korean national was declared dead on arrival at the Camotes District Hospital, who died allegedly of drowning. | Contributed photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Japanese national and Korean national drowned in different areas in Cebu today, October 17, 2023.

At past 6 a.m. today, in Mandaue City off the seawaters of Pajara Park, which is under the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, a body was found floating and recovered by rescuers.

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Japanese national

 Police Lieutenant Colonel Franco Rudolf Oriol, deputy city director for administration and spokesperson of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO), said that the person who was found dead floating off Pajara Park was a Japanese national who was a student of an English  learning school in Cebu City.

Oriol said that they were still investigating the reason for the death of the Japanese national.

However, they were verifying reports that the victim was allegedly suffering from depression.

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Korean national

At past 10 a.m. today, in beach resort in San Francisco town in Camotes Group of Islands in northern Cebu, a Korean national was found floating unconscious and believed to have drowned while swimming there.

The victim was identified through his passport.

According to the initial investigation of the San Francisco Police Station, the victim was swimming in the seawaters of the beach resort when his floating body was found.

Rescuers rush to resuscitate the victim, but to no avail. The rescue team then rushed him to the Camotes District Hospital but the attending physician declared him dead on arrival.

Police said they were still investigating the death of the Korean national at the resort.

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