Romanian man found dead at Ifugao waterfall

/ 06:40 PM April 07, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—A Romanian university student has been found dead three days after he went missing while swimming at a popular waterfall in the northern Philippines.

Regional civil defense chief Olive Luces said the body of George Sfintes was found floating Saturday in the pool of the Tappiya Falls in Ifugao province’s Banaue town.


The area is popular with tourists who hike on mountain trails with a view of famous rice terraces.

Provincial police chief Laurence Mombael says the 22-year-old Sfintes was with 10 other Western and Japanese visitors. He studied at a Japanese university.

He says Sfintes could have strayed too close to the base of the falls and may have drowned after he was sucked into the churning water.

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