Dumanjug teen washed out to sea

Posted on October 25, 2012

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A TEENAGER gathering sea shells along the coast in Dumanjug town, some 70 km southwest of Cebu City, went missing last Tuesday afternoon.

SPO2 Florencio Clarion of Dumanjug police precinct said Regil Sacan, 17, of barangay Cogon, was swept out to sea by strong waves and was not seen again. A search was ongoing.

Cebu had been placed under signal No. 1 last Tuesday and Signal No. 2 yesterday after Tropical Depression Ofel intensified into a storm.

Ofel brought intermittent rains to Cebu on Tuesday and Wednesday

The Provincial Risk Reduction Management Council (PRRMC) has warned coastal communities not to venture out to sea due to big waves.

Fishermen were also asked not to venture into the sea by local authorities. /INQUIRER

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