LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Tragedy struck a family from San Carlos City in Pangasinan when a man and his two daughters drowned in the Lingayen beach at 1:00 p.m on April 24, according to the police.
The victims were identified as Lorenzo Reyes, 44; and his two daughters Kim Alya, 16; and Pia, 12.
A nephew of Reyes, Jimboy Pineda, 17, was retrieved by members of the Water and Rescue (WASAR team of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) and was saved.
Reyes and his two daughters were already dead when they were rushed to a local hospital.
Investigation showed the victims were swept from a safe area in the beach where they were swimming by a riptide that brought them to the deeper portion of the sea and drowned.
The victims were swimming outside the one kilometer area placed secured by PDRRMO’s WASAR.
Avenix Arenas, spokesperson of PDRRMO, said they advised beach goers to swim only within the secured area but the victims did not heed the advisory and warning. Leonardo Micua/PNA-northboundasia.com