2 drown in Iloilo river

By Joyce Clavecillas, ABS-CBN News Iloilo

Posted at Apr 08 2013 12:05 PM | Updated as of Apr 08 2013 08:05 PM

ILOILO – Two people drowned in a river in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo on Sunday afternoon.

The fatalities were Darin Decena, 25; and Christian Aposaga, 12.

Decena drowned in Jalaur river in Barangay Monpon while rescuing Aposaga, his sister Danica, and a certain Diane Ramos.

Danica and Ramos survived. They said they were swept by strong current while trying to reach for a ball.

Aposaga, on the other hand, drowned after his hands were accidentally let go by Darin, who allegedly suffered from cramps himself.

Darin's remains were retrieved at around 10 p.m.