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.