Four college students drown in Dagupan beach

FOUR college students drowned at the beach in Barangay Bonuan Gueset last Monday, December 16.

Dagupan chief of police Lt/ Col. Abubakar Mangelen Jr. said the victims Mark Christian Cruz, 18, from Manaoag, Daniel John Matias, 18, from Hermosa, Dasol, and Joebert Verzosa, 18, from Lingayen, all criminology students at the University of Luzon were guests at a party hosted by their classmate when the incident happened. 

The victims were reportedly pushed out to deeper area by the strong under current.  

Rescuers were able to rescue Cruz and his other companion Chris Rusel Manuel of Camiling, Tarlac, and rushed to nearby Decena Hospital.

Cruz, however, was declared dead on arrival, while Manuel survived. 

The body of Matias was recovered Tuesday in Sitio Bagong Barrio in Bonuan Gueset by a fisherman while Verzosa’s body was recovered in Barangay Pugaro. (Ahikam Pasion/Nora Dominguez)

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