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Teen drowns in Isabela as ‘Tisoy’ triggers huge waves

DIVILACAN, Isabela, Philippines — A 15-year-old high school student drowned after he and his friends went for a swim in the bay area here at the height of Typhoon Tisoy on Tuesday, police said.

Capt. Frances Littaua, Isabela police spokesperson, said Lorence Lagula, a Grade 10 student at Divilacan National High School, was swept away by huge waves at about 2 p.m.


Littaua said Lagula was with his five friends when they were dragged by the huge waves in Divilacan Bay.

Lagula’s friends survived.


A search is underway to recover his body.


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