Fisherman found dead on his pumpboat in Badian

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A lifeless body of a man was found in Barangay Zaragoza, Badian in Southern Cebu on Sunday morning, May 22, 2022.

Police Lieutenant Etelberto Timagos identified the victim as Ronald Coronel Mayormita, 33 years old, fisherman and a resident of Barangay Banhigan.

Timagos told SunStar Cebu that around 5:35 in the morning of May 22, 2022, a concerned citizen informed Badian Police station about a dead person who was found on his boat in sea water.

Timagos said that operatives led by Staff Sergeant Jomar Gonzalo immediately responded to the area.

Based on their investigation, Timagos said that the live-in partner of the victim revealed to the responding police officers that the victim told her at about 6:00 p.m. of May 21, that he will go spearfishing.

The victim was immediately brought to Badian District Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival at 7:20 in the morning of May 22.

According to the attending physician, Dr. Noel C. Filipinas, the victim died due to shock from lightning. (GDC)

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