Drunken man falls in a canal, dies

Drunken man falls in a canal, dies

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – A 40-year-old drunken man died when he fell headlong into a 2.8-meters high and .8-meters wide concrete canal along the national highway of Barangay Dalumpinas Oeste on June 13 here.

Police investigator Officer 1 Rogelio Malag identified the fatality as Dave Patrick Valmonte, 40, resident of this village, single and a construction worker.

Malag said that the victim earlier had a drinking session with a friend.

Norlito R. Casugay, 22, a close friend, told the police he saw Valmonte walking wobbly along the national highway and tried to help the drunken man but, he said the victim, refused.

Chief Inspector Melani Joy Ordoño, Scene of the Crime Operatives investigator, said that Valmonte sustained no significant wounds but his head injuries caused his death. – Erwin Beleo & William Garcia/ northboundasia.com