Canadian drowns while trying to save woman in Philippines

  • Page Views 1466
  • A 48-year-old man from Moncton in New Brunswick drowned in the Philippines while trying to save someone in distress.

    Gerald Arthur died when he attempted to rescue a woman who was being swept away by high waves.

    The woman, who also died, was swimming December 21 when big waves caused by bad weather hit her.

    The incident happened in the town of Casiguran in Aurora province.

    Arthur’s friend, Stephen Walton, said in a CBC report that Arthur was travelling with his girlfriend, who is from the Philippines.

    The woman who drowned was also a Filipina, but not the Canadian’s girlfriend. The woman had become an American citizen. She was also a tourist in Aurora.

    “It’s hard to grasp,” said Walton in the CBC report. “He was looking forward to that trip so much, and he and his new girlfriend Sally were having fun … and you couldn’t write a more tragic story in my mind.”

    “Most of us know that one person that doesn’t have a mean bone in his body and doesn’t have an enemy in the world,” said Walton. “A pretty gentle soul — that was Gerald for sure.

    “Gerald was pretty far from the athletic type and I’m pretty sure he was just at a modest skill of swimming and you know compared to someone … who would be an excellent swimmer, who may go in to save somebody,” said Walton in the CBC report. “Obviously that would be good of them, but not necessarily so brave — it might come pretty easy to them.”

    “But Gerald, I’m sure that wasn’t the case. But he would have overcame … any fear he had of going in there just to try and save that person who he barely knew,” Walton said in the CBC report.

    CBC also reported that a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada said Canadian officials are providing consular assistance to the family.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 September 2017
      2 hours ago No comment

      Pinay charged in Toronto for alleged remittance fraud

      Mary Jane Soriano, 43, is facing four charges in an ongoing fraud Investigation by the Toronto police. The Toronto Police Service has advised the public that Soriano was arrested. The police alleged that between October 2016 and August 2017, a woman took money from clients, under the pretense of ...

    • 15 September 2017
      5 days ago No comment

      Pia Wurtzbach now has 5M followers on Instagram

      In just a few months, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach amassed another one million followers on Instagram.   The Filipino-German beauty queen marked her social media milestone on Tuesday, posting a photo of herself doing the Korean “finger heart” gesture. “Here’s to 5 million strong! Mahal ko kayo! Maraming salamat po! ...

    • 15 September 2017
      5 days ago No comment

      Ellen Adarna says she’s ‘just friends’ with John Lloyd Cruz

      Are they dating or not? Speculations have surrounded the close relationship between Ellen Adarna and John Lloyd Cruz after the two have been spotted together in the company of friends many times this year. But the model and actress said in an exclusive ABS-CBN interview that they were just ...

    • 15 September 2017
      5 days ago No comment

      ‘A Love To Last’ stars share their love lessons

      How special is Gerald Andeson to Bea Alonzo? The actress was asked at the press con of her soap, “A Love To Last,” which is now on its final few weeks. Alonzo, who has long been rumoured to have reconnected with Anderson years after their short-lived affair, admitted he’s ...

    • 14 September 2017
      6 days ago No comment

      COBS BREAD HOSTS FUNDRAISING WEEKEND THROUGH BREAKFAST PROGRAM

      COBS BREAD HOSTS FUNDRAISING WEEKEND AIMS TO PROVIDE 150,000 BREAKFASTS TO CANADIAN CHILDREN THROUGH BREAKFAST PROGRAM VANCOUVER– COBS Bread is pleased to be partnering with Breakfast Club of Canada to raise funds to help feed the one in five Canadian children still at risk of going to school without ...

    %d bloggers like this: