No foul play

ORMOC CITY-Following a post-mortem examination conducted by the attending physician of the rural health unit (RHU) in Las Navas, Northern Samar, no evidence of foul play was discovered in the death of a pedicab driver, whose lifeless body was discovered at the river in Barangay Tagab-Iran on Sunday (May 12) at around 6 am.

The victim, known only by the alias “Julius,” was 58 years old, married, and worked as a pedicab driver. He resided in Brgy. Quirino Poblacion, of the said town.

Local authorities received a report of a potential drowning incident around 10:40 in the morning. Responding promptly, they arrived at the scene to find that the victim, showing no signs of life, had already been transported to the RHU by the local rescue team.

An investigation conducted by the authorities revealed that the victim had been bathing in the river when he accidentally drowned. Despite efforts from the local rescue team, the victim was pronounced dead by the attending doctor RHU.

A subsequent post-mortem examination conducted by the municipal health officer found no indications of foul play.

The cause of death was determined to be accidental drowning and submersion.