ORMOC CITY-A four-year-old boy was found floating in the seawater past 11 am in Purok 1, Barangay Nijaga of this city last April 26.

The victim was identified as Daniel Aniban, 4, a resident of Purok 3, Brgy. Hamorawon, here.

Based on the report from the local police, residents in the coastal barangay of Nijaga found a floating object in the seawater and when they went to see it, to their shock and horror, learned it was a child.

The residents immediately brought the child to the shoreline with the hope of reviving him before they brought him to a hospital.

The attending doctor, however, declared him to be dead on arrival.

It was learned that the boy came out of their house unnoticed as his mother was inside their room feeding her other child.

The boy reportedly went to the roasted pig near their house and possibly went to the river.