PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard are still searching for a 24-year old male drowning victim at Bangon Falls of Barangay Tinaplakan, Catbalongan City, Samar last 24 April.
The victim, Mr. Marlon Gabani, with his female companion were suddenly swept away by the strong downward current.
The incident was reported by a certain Ulysis Basa, 35 years old and a resident of Barangay Tinaplakan.
Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Catbalogan together with Philippine National Police (PNP), and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) personnel proceeded to the above-mentioned area of incident to conduct search and rescue (SAR) operation but yielded negative result.
SAR team has already made coordination with the barangay officials and nearby residents and advised them to be on look out and to immediately report to the nearest PCG unit if the victim sighted.