By Masiding Noor Yahya
The cadaver of a missing person who was reportedly swept away by a flash flood overflowing the Taraka River last weekend was finally recovered after 56 hours and 45 minutes of Search and Rescue Operation, local officials said.
In a Facebook statement, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) of Taraka said the body was found by Mr. Ismael Ayo on Wednesday at Barangay Masolun of the municipality of Taraka in Lanao del Sur.
It did not name the victim and prohibited the posting of photos of the cadaver in respect to the bereaved family.
Mr. Ayo of Barangay Masulon was repairing his water pump hose for the water flow when he realized there was a floating body nearby.
He shouted for help and reported to the Barangay Chairmen of Boriongan and Masulon.
Residents lead by Councilor Allan Colangcag immediately responded.
The body was retrieved by Caerodin Macalaba, Barangay Boriongan disaster risk reduction management officer, and Omar B. Lucman of the same barangay at around 8:45 AM. (Muslimedia.PH)