A body of a dead man was found floating in waters near the popular tourist destination Virgin Island in Panglao on Wednesday afternoon.
Patrolman Filbert Amante of the Panglao Police Station identified the fatality as Pueblo Opoco, 69, a fisherman who lived in Barangay Poblacion of the town.
According to Amante, Opoco who was believed to have suffered from a heart attack was found floating near the Virgin Island at past 2 p.m. by fisherman Regolo Arboradora.
However, Arboradora left the body out of fear and instead rushed to mainland Panglao to alert the authorities.
“Wa na siya moduol og maayo kay nahadlok siya basin kono siya mapasanginlan mao tong ni ari nalang sa station unya among gi adto sa area,” said Amante.
Police then immediately responded and retrieved Opoco’s body.
The town’s municipal health officer (MHO) confirmed his death after his body was taken to mainland Panglao.
Amante, based on the MHO’s findings, said there were no indications of foul play behind Opoco’s death.
“Ingon pod tong tagtungod nga high-bloodon pod kono ni siya,” he added.
Opoco’s family told authorities that they last saw him at around 12 noon on the day of his death. (A. Doydora)