Boy, 8, drowns in resort pool

February 18, 2019

AN 8-year-old boy drowned while swimming in a pool at a resort in Barangay Maysilo Sunday before noon in Malabon City.

Malabon police chief Senior Supt. Jessie Tamayao identified the boy as Nigelmin Berinio, of No. 402 Pacheco St. Bgy. 67,  Tondo, Manila.

Supt. Tamayao said the victim’s mother July Anne Berinio, 25, rushed her son to San Lorenzo Ruiz Women’s Hospital but the boy was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

Investigation conducted by SPO2 Jherico Pascual and PO2 Mardelio Osting showed that prior to the tragedy, July Anne was invited by her boyfriend to a family outing at M & A Resort at No. 358 M.H. Del Pilar St. Bgy. Maysilo.

Resort visitor Mark Anthony Guia, 17, of No. 007 Gulayan, Bgy. Catmon, Malabon, was swimming in the pool when he felt something under the water at around 11:30 a.m.

Upon checking, he saw the victim’s body prompting him and his friend Erickson Uy, 18, to call the attention of Leidielyn Cruz, 37, the duty lifeguard.

Cruz immediately responded and lifted the boy from the pool and gave him a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before he was rushed to the nearest hospital.