Boy found dead after falling into river

Posted at 05/02/12 12:17 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – A boy was found dead after falling into a river in Tondo, Manila on Tuesday.

The body of 12-year-old Justine Andriano was found on Wednesday morning after it was swept by the Vicente del Priego river.

Justine was allegedly pushed into the river by a playmate at the height of rains. His younger brother, Jonathan, also fell into the river but was quickly rescued.

“Tumalon si Kuya Justin sa ilog ng isang beses. Tapos sa pangalawa, may tumulak daw na lalaking kalbo,” said Jonathan.

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel searched for Justine for several hours but failed to find the boy.

Search and rescue operations were suspended at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

The victim’s body was found by the rescue team at around 6 a.m.  on Wednesday. -- report from Francis Faulve, ABS-CBN News