Ex-USAF officer slips in hospital toilet, dies

October 02, 2018

A retired officer of United States Airforce died after he accidentally slipped at the comfort room of a hospital in Mandaluyong City Monday morning, police said.

Senior Supt. Moises Villaceran Jr., Mandaluyong police chief, said they are still investigating the death of Howard Corrie, 70, married, retired US Airforce officer, Illinois Blue Mington, USA, and presently residing at 556 Aglipay St., Bgy. Hulo, Manduluyong.

Case investigators SPO1 Rolando Ambatang and PO1 Noweh Byla, in their report, said Corrie was found still conscious while lying at the comfort room of  Victor Protenciano Memorial Medical Center (VPMMC) located along EDSA in Bgy. Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City at 11:45 a.m. Monday.

Prior to the incident, the victim, together with his wife, one Guenily Corrie, 57, went to the said hospital for a medical check-up after the victim was suffering from severe cough.

Before the couple proceeded to their doctor for their check-up at the 4th floor, the victim told his wife that he would just go to the comfort room.

Few minutes later, the wife of the victim was informed by another patient that there was a man lying on the floor bathing in pool of own blood.

The wife, sensing it was her husband, immediately rushed to the comfort room and saw her husband lying on the floor.

Police said the victim who was still conscious and was able to tell his wife that he accidentally slipped on the wet floor of the comfort room said she sought assistance from security personnel and brought the victim at the emergency room.

Doctors of the VPMMC gave medical treatment but pronounced the victim dead at around 12:35 p.m.

The victim’s cadaver was brought to the Gospel Funeral Services for autopsy examination as requested by the wife.

Police are also getting available medical records from the victim’s family to know if the victim has history of any illness.