Mother, baby drown in La Union beach
September 5, 2010 2:12 am
AGOO, La Union, Sept. 4 — A mother and her nine- month-old baby drowned along the shorelines in Barangay Sta. Rita West, Agoo, La Union last Thursday, a belated police report said.
Chief Inspector Joel Quintero, Agoo town Chief of Police, identified the victims as Nova Samson, 23, and her baby, of Barangay San Eugenio, Aringay, La Union.
Investigation disclosed that the victims were earlier seen walking along the beach for some relaxation. The mother and daughter later took a bath in the water, but they were suddenly swept by strong waves and drowned.
Local residents immediately rescued the baby and rushed her to the hospital, but she was declared dead on arrival. The body of her mother was recovered after few hours of search. (PNA) scs/lvm/FGL/rma