By: Darryl P. Pinabacdao
Wednesday 15th of January 2014
SURIGAO CITY, Jan 15 (PIA) - After being declared missing during the onslaught of heavy rains, two persons were found dead in separate places on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Michael Paran,15 years old, residing in Purok 3, Sitio Hubasan, Brgy. Mat-i, this city was found Tuesday afternoon in Brgy. San Roque, Surigao City while Jolito Agatia residing in Alegria, Surigao del Norte was seen Tuesday morning in Santiago, Agusan del Norte.
Search and rescue operations were conducted last Saturday when Paran went missing while swimming with friends at Sitio Hubasan River in Brgy. Mat-i. Agatia on the other hand, was also believed to have drowned in Santiago, Agusan del Norte. The two are now mourned by their respective families in Brgy. Mat-i and Alegria, Surigao del Norte.
The said operation was headed by the city Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council rescue team composed of Philippine Maritime Police led by PSSupt. Edgar Cuanan, crew from city rescue and response team led by Mario Gesta and some PNP personnel. (DPP/PIA-Surigao del Norte)