Korean goes missing while swimming in Romblon falls

By: - Correspondent / @mvirolaINQ
/ 09:00 PM July 26, 2017

San Fernando, Romblon (Google maps)

CITY OF CALAPAN — A Korean national was reported missing by his companions after they went for a swim Wednesday afternoon at Busay Falls in San Fernando town in Romblon province.

Senior Inspector Ledilyn Ambonan, information officer of Romblon police, cited a report that Jae-Uk Jung, 41, a native of Seung Nam-si Gyeonggi Province in South Korea, went to the falls with his friends in Barangay (village) Panangcalan for a swim at around 1:30 p.m.


At around 2 p.m., his friends noticed that Jung was no longer with them, Ambonan said. Jung’s companion Kyung Rae Kim, 35, immediately reported him missing to the police station.

Police launched a search and rescue operation in coordination with the local Municipal Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office but Jung remained missing as of Wednesday evening.  SFM


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