Chinese tourist drowns while snorkelling in Panglao

By Bohol Island News Staff | 08:08 PM September 16, 2019

A Chinese tourist drowned while snorkelling in the seawaters off Barangay Tangnan in Panglao Island on Monday.

The victim was identified as 30-year-old Guang Long from China.

Long, it was reported, was snorkelling at 2 p.m. on Monday in the seawaters off Barangay Tangnan in front of Molave Resort.

It is believed that he swallowed quite a large amount of sea water following the incident.

Personnel of a resort saw Long floating and he immediately brought him back to the shore where performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The Chinese tourist was brought to Borja Family Hospital in Tagbilaran City by the responding municipal ambulance but later declared dead on arrival by attending physician Dr. Apollo John Bernaldez.

Panglao Police is still investigating the incident.

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