85-year-old widower drowns in Medellin

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AN 85-YEAR-OLD widower was found floating in seawaters off Barangay Daanlungsod, Medellin town in northern Cebu on Monday morning, August 15, 2022.

The victim, identified as Juan Tundag of Purok Bombil, Barangay Daanlungsod, was already dead when residents performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation to revive him.

Staff Sergeant Glenn Sollano, investigating officer of Medellin Police Station, told SunStar Cebu that Tundag was discovered by residents floating around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The incident was reported to their station later at 8:20 a.m.

Tundag was brought to Bogo-Medellin Medical Center where attending physician pronounced him dead.

The doctor established drowning as the cause of his death.

Tundag was living alone in his house as his children are working in Cebu City, while his wife is already dead.

Sollano found out in their initial investigation that Tundag would usually go swimming in the area.

The police concluded that there was no foul play involved in the incident. (GDC, TPT)