9-year-old boy drowns in Garcia Hernandez dam

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9-year-old boy drowns in Garcia Hernandez dam

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A boy, 9, died in a drowning incident in a National Irrigation Administration dam in Sitio Tiwi, Brgy. Manaba, Garcia Hernandez.

The victim was identified as Mark Jamito, a grade four pupil at the Garcia Hernandez Central Elementary School.

According to municipal police, the incident happened at 3:30 p.m. on Monday as the victim and several friends were swimming in said dam.

Several minutes of being in the water, Jamito reportedly got into difficulties while swimming.

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Some of Jamito’s companions were unable to save him in fear of also drowning while the others called for help.

Responding police officers rushed the victim to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Reports indicated that the elementary pupils skipped school to have a swimming session which led to the death of Jamito. (Allen Doydora)

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