Picnic-goer drowns off Pragata river

PASUQUIN, Ilocos Norte, April 1, 2021–A construction laborer who went picnicking with several friends as a timeout from work allegedly drowned off Pragata river, this town, lawmen reported.

The victim was a 52-year-old male resident of Brgy. Naglicuan of the same town.

Witnesses told investigators that the victim, apparently tipsy, dipped into the water to refresh from body heat.

A boatman, who was fishing nearby, spotted the drowning picnicker. He rescued the said picnicker and tried to revive him, together with the latter’s companions.

Unfortunately, the victim was allegedly lifeless already when the Rural Health Unit responders arrived at the scene to revive the victim. (tri-media report)