Quantcast
Latest Stories

Korean tourist dies in El Nido lagoon

By

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY–A Korean tourist died from drowning in a lagoon in El Nido Tuesday, local authorities said Wednesday.

The victim, identified as King Hung Gu, 43, was found floating near the famous small lagoon in the island of Miniloc at around noontime.

Arvin Acosta, municipal tourism officer of El Nido, cited police investigation reports indicating that the victim who was with his family may have died from drowning while exploring the lagoon.

“They told us that the victim really did not know how to swim,” Acosta told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The victim’s body was brought to Puerto Princesa City on Wednesday for transfer to Manila.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: beach accidents , El Nido , Features , Global Nation , Tourism

  • charmaine tiongco

    Baka hindi naglife vest. Mababaw lang naman sa small lagoon.  Hindi nga kami pinapaligo ng mga bangkero dun sa big lagoon sa el nido dahil sobrang lalim daw. Dinaanan lang namin

  • catalansbarce

    Maaring hindi to nag lifevest or na atake to ng puso while swimming.

  • rjimenez1226

    She should  have used a lifevest. The lagoon is not that deep. She might have panicked.

    • Kaizensigma

      correction, its a he not a she.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        His wife should have rescued him.

  • dragonian

    it’s more fun in the philippines. WELCOME.

    • willbillywilly

       A tragedy just happened & you come out with such comment. What if the tragedy happened to your family will you welcome such comment.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

       accidents can happen in any tourist spot, dragonian. if it’s your time to go, you’ll go.

  • mark1205

    lack of safety enforcement. poor governance of the town’s most famous attraction. loved the place though

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Where was the tourist guide?  The lifeguard or any security in the area/



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

  • South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing in ferry sinking
  • Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  • Drilon, Nancy Binay urge Filipinos to strengthen faith
  • ‘Yolanda’ toll now at 6,300 – NDRRMC
  • Sports

  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Technology

  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Marketplace