TINOC, Ifugao August 04 – A 6-year old boy went missing after he was carried away by the strong water current of the Ahin river, here, Wednesday afternoon.
Police authorities identified the missing individual as Jaypee Martin Mat-an, 6, and a resident of Ahin, Tinoc, Ifugao.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and three companions decided to go to the river to take a bath and while standing on a big rock, he suddenly slipped and fell on the river causing him to be carried away by the strong river current.
His companions tried to help him by trying to reach for is hands but their efforts were in vain that prompted them to seek assistance from concerned residents and rescuers in the area.
Rescuers scoured the place of incident but they were not able to locate the victim’s body as of press time.
By Dexter A. See