Teener dies in Tondo creek

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy died the other day after diving into a creek in Tondo, Manila supposedly just to go swimming.

Dead on arrival at the Tondo Medical Center was victim Mark Justine Ruelo, of 607 Francisco St., Barangay 91, Tondo.

A probe by the Manila Police District- homicide section said the incident took place at  12: 35 p.m. after the victim and his friends went out together to go swimming at the Estero De Vitas in Tondo.

When the victim did not resurface, his friends went to save him to no avail.  He was later found dead under the Nicolas Zamora bridge.

The boy’s parents declined an investigation, convinced that there was no foulplay in their son’s death.