A 10-year-old boy, who went swimming with his six cousins and friends, drowned at Ginsang-an River in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City, Monday afternoon, February 23.
Police said the victim was from Barangay Granada.
The victim struggled to stay afloat when he reached the deep portion of the river, a police report said.
The boy’s companions, who were all minors, sought help and his body was found hours later.
The victim did not know how to swim, the police said.*