Body found float­ing in Pam­panga River

Sun.Star Pampanga - - STORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

Chief In­spec­tor Ger­man Pas­cua II, this town’s chief of po­lice, said that res­i­dents of Barangay San Ni­co­las re­ported that an uniden­ti­fied body was seen float­ing at the Pam­panga River around 3:00 pm Mon­day.

Dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the fatal­ity was iden­ti­fied as Aeron Manuyag, 19, a res­i­dent of nearby San Luis town, who was re­ported miss­ing since Septem­ber 10.

Pas­cua said that Manuyag is not con­sid­ered a vic­tim of Typhoon Mar­ing since he was declared miss­ing be­fore it made land­fall in the prov­ince.

"Based sa in­ves­ti­ga­tion, be­fore pa bu­magyo nalunod na siya. Sig­uro nung kasagsagan ng bagyo, inanod 'yung katawan kaya dito natag­puan," he said.

He stressed that ac­cord­ing to the vic­tim’s fam­ily, Manuyag went to a friend’s birth­day party in San Si­mon on Sun­day evening and was never seen un­til po­lice told them of the in­ci­dent.

It was then learned that Manuyag tried to go home be­fore mid­night by swim­ming across the Pam­panga River, but drowned him­self due to drunk­en­ness.

“Ang sabi ng mga kaibi­gan, wala na daw ‘yung bangka na na­ma­masada kaya luman­goy na lang. Sanay na­man daw ‘yung bata kaso las­ing kaya baka nadis­grasya,”Pas­cua said.

How­ever, Pas­cua added that other wit­nesses ac­counts' re­vealed that Manuyag’s first at­tempt to swim home was suc­cess­ful but still went back which caused his un­timely death.

“Nakalam­pas na daw nung una, kaya lang bu­ma­lik pa daw. Sig­uro doon di na siya nakaabot,” he dis­closed.

Pas­cua said the vic­tim’s body is now in­terred in their home in San Luis town.

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