Man drowns in deep well

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – A 36-year-old man died of asphyxiation while cleaning a deep well at Purok 7, Barangay Cabaraoan last Sunday here.

Inspector Sofia Deliu, San Fernando City police information officer, identified the victim as Michael F. Pimentel, a laborer and resident of the said village.

Deliu said that Pimentel was to clean a 50-feet-deep well and had secured himself with rope and descended but after a few minutes, an assistant was stunned heard the victim shouting for help.

People attempted to pull him up, but the victim was not able to hold on to the rope. He was rushed to the Ilocos Training Regional Medical Center where he was declared dead-on-arrival by attending physician. Erwin Baleo/