By Freddie Lazaro
CAMP PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur — Two persons died after they drowned in separate incidents in Ilocos Sur and La Union the other day, a belated report said here.
Police said that one Cerilo Escobar, 69, a resident of barangay Olo-olo, Santiago, Ilocos Sur, died after he drowned while swimming in barangay Sabangan, Santiago town on Tuesday.
The rescuers recovered the victim’s body a few hours after the incident. The victim was rushed to the nearest hospital but he was declared dead on arrival.
Meanwhile, a certain Sonny Boy Buccat, 25, a resident of barangay Bitalag, Bacnotan, La Union, died after he drowned while swimming at the shorelines in Barangay Pandan, Bacnotan, La Union.
The victim and his friends were having a picnic when the incident happened.