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Drunk man drowns while fishing

  • Written by Steve Gosuico
  • Published in Provincial
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GUIMBA, Nueva Ecija -- A 50-year-old man, who went fishing while drunk, was found floating in a fishpond here last Saturday.

Police said the body of Joselito Cabral, single, of Bgy. Camiing, this town, was discovered by Jesus Cristobal, 61, of Bgy. Bacayao, owner of the fishpond where the victim’s body was found floating.

Cristobal told police he was checking on the bait on the fishnet of his fishpond when he discovered the gruesome find.

PO1 Angelito A. Arellano, officer-on-case, said they later learned that the drowning victim had a drinking bout with his friends in Bgy. Macatcatuit prior to the incident.
Police said the victim even wore a flashlight on his head when he went fishing in said fishpond.
He said the victim’s relatives reported when he failed to come home that night, prompting them to search for him until his body was discovered.