ORMOC CITY– A lifeless body of a fisherman reported missing was found dead after it was washed ashore about 5:25 pm Saturday (March 11) at a shoreline in Barangay Cambatutay Nuevo, Tarangan, Samar.

Town police chief Capt. Nieto Rarugal identified the victim as Alberto Asis, 63, married, and a resident of Brgy. Balugo, Tarangan.

Capt. Rarugal, in an interview, disclosed that the victim was last seen at around 5 am on the same day at the shoreline of Brgy. Bahay by his nephew, Jose Pilapil, who was then swimming going to Brgy. Cambatutay Nuevo where he used to catch fish.

However, the victim was seen dead in the said place by Lolito Galla, a resident of the village.

Capt. Rarugal disclosed that he immediately requested personnel from the Samar Provincial Forensic Unit to conduct their findings at the victim’s cadaver who reported that the man was drowned and there was no foul play involved.