6-year-old boy drowns in well dug by father

Posted at 03/04/14 7:18 PM

MANILA -- A 6-year-old boy drowned in a deep well dug by his father in Barangay 26, Bacolod City on Monday.

The victim, identified as Jonathan Grales Jr., went out of their house in Purok Balik Gugma at around 2 p.m., according to his sibling.

The victim's father believes his son went out to play in the well, which is just a few yards away from their home.

Authorities suspect the child fell into the 16-foot-deep well while he was playing.

The victim's sibling later dived into the pit to look for Grales and found his already lifeless body.

After the accident, residents of the barangay decided to close the well, which was dug by the victim's father 20 years ago. -- Report from Yasmin Pascual-Dormido, dzMM