DAGUPAN CITY — Two teenage girls drowned while swimming with their respective families along the beach at Bagong Barrio in Barangay Bonuan Binloc in Dagupan City at about 4 p.m. on Sunday, according to the police.
The victims were identified as Karen Madraso, 14, third year high school student, and Myla Cervantes Carvajal, 15, fourth year student, both of Sitio Korea in Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan.
Initial investigation disclosed that Karen and Myla were swimming near the seashore when Mhelbert Monsales, 12, a first year high school student, also of the same place, noticed the two girls were sinking.
Monsales tried to rescue them but he failed as they were already submerged.
A search-and-rescue team was able to retrieve the victims a few minutes later and were rushed to the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan where they were declared dead on arrival.
Investigation of the incident is still ongoing. PNA/northboundasia.com