MANILA, Philippines - A resort manager drowned in Boracay island Tuesday, the Coast Guard said.
The victim was identified as 32-year-old Patrick Tirol, a resident of Barangay Balabag, in Boracay Island.
Tirol is reportedly manager and son of the owner of Sur Beach Resort.
Police and Coast Guard investigation showed that Tirol was drinking with his friends and decided to swim in the beach in front of their resort.
A guard on duty said he later saw Tirol waving his hand and asking for help.
The guard and other people tried to save the victim.
He was brought to the Don Ciriaco Tirol Memorial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.