Weekend News

Youth drowns in Macal River

By: Marion V. Ali

A 14 year-old boy reportedly drowned in the Macal River on Saturday. The Reporter understands that 14 year old Jonathan Requena went swimming along with another youth around two p.m. and that while swimming, he began experiencing problems.

Requena’s friend has reported that he and other youths nearby retrieved him and attempted to perform CPR but their efforts were futile. Police are investigating.

Requena’s drowning brings to four the number of drownings that have occurred in the Macal in April alone.

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