PUERTO GALERA, Oriental Mindoro (DWDD) – A Korean died of drowning during a dive at Barangay Sabang, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.
According to reports, the victim identified as Gab Cheol Lee, 51 years old, married, Korean National, tourist and staying at Blue Water Dive Resort was with a dive guide, boatman and two (2) Korean divers when they went to Canyon dive site located at Brgy. Sinandigan, Puerto Galera.
Upon reaching the shore near the said dive site, the victim went off the boat and told that he will go snorkeling. Thereafter, they discovered the body of the victim floating at the place where the sea current was strong. The victim was then immediately rescued by dive guide and tried to revive by doing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) but the victim has no response and when they reached the shore at Brgy. Sabang, Dr. Wilhelmina Obaniana Arroyo, MD, also tried to revive the victim until they reached Puerto Galera Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by his attending physician Dr. Francis Carlo Concepcion, MD.
The body of the victim was currently placed at the said hospital while waiting for San Fernando Funeral Services to be transferred to Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. AES / ALS / MCAG