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8-year old boy drowns in Dahican, Davao Oriental

What was meant to be a joyous family day turned into a tragedy when an eight-year old boy drowned at the beach in Barangay Dahican, in Mati City, Davao Oriental.

The Philippine Coast Guard District Southeastern Mindanao reported that the victim was swimming with a 40-year old and a 14-year old female companions when they encountered strong waves, around 11 a.m. on Sunday.

PCG said the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital, but the boy was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

“CGS Davao Oriental urges the public to always take precautionary measures and adhere to maritime safety guidelines at all times,” the PCG added.

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