LINGAYEN, Pangasinan–A 19-year old student from Tarlac was missing after diving into the Agno River in Alcala town at 2:10 p.m. on Christmas day.
The Alcala police identified the missing person as EdmarkPaul Malaso, 19, of Barangay Legaspi, San Manuel, Tarlac who dived into a river in Barangay Laoac, Alcala in a bid to save a companion on the verge of drowning.
His companion, whose name was not immediately known, was saved but Malaso was carried away by the swift current downstream of the Agno river and could not yet be found.
A search and retrieval operation is still being conducted by the Alcala police on the missing person.
A flash report sent to all towns downstream of the Agno River called on all residents to immediately report to the police nearest them if they found the missing Malaso. PNA/northboundasia.com