Heartbreaking: Boy drowns but no one knows CPR

People failed to save a boy who drowned because no one knows proper CPR. If you have a weak heart, please do not watch this heartbreaking video.


According to Facebook user Maria Ovalo, who posted the video on Sunday, May 17, the boy was found by fishermen floating near the seawall along with his older sibling, who also drowned.

She said no one immediately performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation or even applied first aid to the boy as the crowd was waiting for a claimant (family, relatives). Apparently, no barangay official, tanod, or anyone from the health center arrived at the scene.


Police identified the victim as Mark Lejano, who was spotted by residents floating near the seashore of Barangay Poblacion beside the Millenium Park in the town of Ginatilan, Cebu province, at around 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, Inquirer.net reported.

Ginatilan Police Station desk officer SP02 Neil Mansueto told the news outlet that residents tried to revive Mark (as can be seen in the video) and brought him to MJ Cuenco Memorial Hospital in nearby town of Malabuyoc, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

His older brother, Gerald, was fished out 20 minutes later in the waters of Barangay San Roque, some 200 meters away from where Mark was spotted. Gerald was brought to the same hospital but also suffered the same fate as his brother.

Witnesses told investigators that the kids went swimming at past 9 a.m. that day, about 20 meters away from the Millennium Park. However, nobody really saw what transpired moments before they drowned. SP02 Mansueto's theory, the report said, is that one of the boys accidentally fell into the sea and the other tried to help him, so they both drowned.

It was found out that their parents, Leonardo and Jackylyn Lejano, were selling vegetables and fruits at the public market adjacent to the Millennium Park at the time. The family lives in the mountain barangay of Malatbo, according to the report.