Amity volunteers and rescuers finally retrieved from a 150-feet open well the body of a 56-year-old man who died of drowning, Monday, after more than four hours in Brgy. Inolingan, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, police said yesterday.
Senior Inspector Robert Mansueto, Moises Padilla police chief, yesterday said that there was no foul play in the death of Joel Magallano, 56, contrary to allegations that he may have been pushed into the open well.
Mansueto also said that there was no sign of struggle in the victim, to indicate a foul play as alleged by some people.
Citing results of the autopsy report, Mansueto said Magallano died of drowning, when he went down into the well on Sunday to retrieve digging equipment, and failed to surface.
Investigations by the Moises Padilla police showed that Magallano was hired for digging activities, which neighbors suspect were related to treasure hunting. * GPB