BANNA, Ilocos Norte, Oct. 17–High school student Adrianne Joel Tabaniag, 13, of Banna Academy here allegedly drowned while swimming off Madalis river at Brgy. Hilario, this town, police said.
Chief Inspector Artemio Clemente, police chief, said the victim and five classmates took lunch near the riverbank at noon break.
After eating, the group dipped into the water to cool off themselves.
The victim also joined the group not knowing the water was very deep.
Rescuers rushed the victim to the rural health clinic but it was too late.
RHU chief Dr. Remedios Peralta declared the victim dead on arrival.(tri-media report)