Cagayan, Philippines – Two male bodies believed to have drowned were recovered in Cagayan River on November 1, 2022, authorities reported.
PMAJ George Maribbay of PNP Alcala identified the younger victim as Herbert Garan, 21, single, a resident of Barangay Afusing Daga, Alcala, Cagayan.
The other was known to be Virgilio Magora, 66, a resident of Barangay Stefania, Amulung.
Police investigation revealed that at around 4:00 PM on October 30, Garan went to take a bath in the river near their house during the flood.
Garan’s family noticed that he didn’t return home the whole night prompting them to report the matter to the police.
An immediate search operation was made and on the morning of Tuesday, November 1, police found Garan’s cadaver floating in the said river near their house. On the same day, the cadaver of Magora was recovered in the same river.
Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer of Amulung, Inocencio Gacias, reported that they discovered Magora’s cadaver during their operational monitoring in Cagayan River.
Gacias relayed that Magora was declared missing after he went to the other side of Cagayan River riding his boat at around 5:00 PM on October 30.
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