2 drowned in Cavite

Published August 8, 2018, 8:08 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Anthony Giron

CAMP GEN. PANTALEON GARCIA, IMUS, Cavite — A young man and his girlfriend were found drowned in the sea off the shore of Barangay Julugan VI, Tanza, this province.

Mystery continued to shroud on what indeed caused Christian Estacio Ramos, 20, and Rosebell Duran Cristobal, 18, to drown in the waters.

Residents believed that Ramos and Cristobal died after they were stung by poisonous jellyfish which thrive in the Jukugan VI’s seashore area.

PO3 Dennis L. Magsaysay, case investigator, said that the lifeless bodies of Ramos and Cristobal were found floating in the seawater by a fisherman at 3 p.m.
Tuesday and had reported the find to barangay officials.

Residents brought Ramos and Cristobal to the nearest hospital but they were declared dead by a doctor.

In an interview with this reporter, investigator Magsaysay said that residents have told him that the deadly “dikya” or jellyfish which are plenty in the barangay shore water area may have killed Ramos and Cristobal.

Nobody could tell yet as to when and where Ramos and Cristobal were seen alive, Magsaysay said.

“Whether they were stung by jellyfish or any other else we have to investigate,” Magsaysay said as he cited that he had yet to see the families of the two youths have their bodies autopsied to determine the cause of their deaths.

The families have earlier waived to have the bodies autopsied.

“The case is still under investigation, there is nothing definite yet as to the cause of the victims’ death pending the autopsy,” Magsaysay told this reporter.