(Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Tandukan)

 

BROOKE’S POINT, Palawan — A 14-year-old boy died in a drowning accident Friday at Sabsaban Falls, Barangay Aribungos in this municipality.

Municipal disaster risk reduction officer Dan Esmerio said the teener may have suffered from an epileptic attack while swimming.

“Itong batang ito ay taga-doon mismo sa lugar at nakasanayan na nito na maligo sa Sabsaban [Falls]. Yon nga lang, sabi ng mga kaanak ng bata, may sakit siyang epilepsy. Maaaring sinumpong siya [habang] lumalangoy,” said Esmerio.

The victim’s cousin said that when the boy was rescued, he was having a seizure.

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“Pagkaahon namin sa kanya ay bumubula pa po ang kanyang bibig. Posible nga po na inatake siya habang lumalangoy. Sinubukan naming i-revive, pero binawian na siya ng buhay,” the teen’s cousin said.

 

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