Drunk farmer drowns in fishpond

Kim Lorenzo II, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 14 2016 04:43 PM

Photo Courtesy of PNP-Pinili, Ilocos Norte

ILOCOS NORTE- A 36-year-old farmer drowned in a fishpond in Barangay Puritac, Pinili, Ilocos Norte on Friday.

Police identified the victim as Pablico Sadiri.

Investigation showed the victim was walking in a rice field when he accidentally fell in a fishpond approximately five to six feet deep.

The body of the victim was recovered on Saturday.

"Nakiinuman itong victim kasi galing siya sa isang party at pauwi na sana. Iniwan pa nga niya yung motorsiklo niya doon sa bahay ng kaibigan niya kasi hindi na niya kayang magmaneho dahil sa kalasingan," Police Chief Investigator SPO2 Ma. Cristina San Juan said.

(The victim came from a party where he had a drinking session. He even left his motorcycle at the house of his friend because he can no longer drive because of drunkenness.)

Policemen were convinced that there was no foul play and that the incident was an accident.