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.
Some of Jamitoâ€™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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