Photo of 60-year old Ben Quimzon Suico, who was found dead in his boat within the waters of Barangay Bacao, Dumaran, Monday. (Photo courtesy of Palawan PPO)

An elderly man was found dead on board a motorboat 10 miles off the waters of Barangay Bacao, Dumaran town, Monday afternoon.

Palawan Provincial Police Office (PPO) spokesperson P/Capt. Ric Ramos identified the victim as Ben Quimzon Suico, 60, a resident of the town.

Ramos said Suico’s dead body was discovered by the boat captain of Rei-An, a motorboat that passed by the area.

“Nakita niya ‘yong banca na palutang-lutang tapos nakalawit ‘yong paa niya (Suico),” he said.

Ramos also added Rei-An tugged the motorboat bearing Suico’s body to Brgy. Teresita.

Upon arriving there, the family of the victim confirmed it was Suico and said that before he left their house he was feeling ill.

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