ORMOC CITY-The body of an 8-year-old child with special needs was fished out in a seashore in Baybay City on Friday (May 5).

The girl, Rasheed Maglahus, and a resident of Barangay Punta of the said city was believed to have been drowned, the local police said.

Initial investigation conducted by the responding police disclosed that prior to the drowning incident, the victim was noticed by his parents while heading to the seashore.

However, at around 1:45 pm, the victim was seen floating by the children who passed by along the seashore of Brgy. Punta.

The victim was retrieved by a concerned citizen in the community who tried to revive her but unfortunately, the victim failed to survive.