AN American was killed when he drowned while swimming in a beach resort in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan the other day.
The victim was identified as Stephen Duane Dewitt, 59, single, US citizen and resident of no. 38 Manalo St., Puerto Princesa City.
Reports reaching Camp Crame said that the incident occurred at around 2 p.m. in a beach resort at Sitio Pagkakaisa, Barangay Napsan in the said city.
Initial investigation showed that the victim together with his friends went to the area to relax and had a drinking session.
However when the victim was already drunk he went to the beach to swim but failed to return.
His friends looked and searched for him and found him floating in the sea.
The body of the victim was brought to the hospital for autopsy and post mortem examination.
Authorities are now conducting a follow-up investigation.