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Father, daughter drown in Isabela

CABAGAN, Isabela — A 48-year-old man and his 13-year-old daughter drowned on Saturday morning (May 18) at a deep part of the Pinacanauan river, police said.

Loreto Salas Jr., a 48-year-old tricycle driver, and daughter Mia Marloleth, are residents of Santo Tomas town, who joined family and friends for a picnic along the riverbank in Barangay Angancasillian.

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Mia swam towards the deep end of the river and was swallowed by the water. Her father tried to save her but was also dragged by the current at 11:50 a.m.

Fishermen found them and brought father and daughter to the Milagros Albano District Hospital where they were declared dead on arrival. (EditorLeti Z. Boniol)

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