NBI confirms death of PCG personnel after drowning during training

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 21) — A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel has died following reports he drowned during training in Cavite, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) confirmed Tuesday.

"The incident involving the death of PCG Personnel Mori B. Caguay is currently being handled by the NBI-Death Investigation Division (DID), and we are yet to receive their initial investigation report," the NBI said in a statement.

The NBI said its Medico-Legal Division is still preparing the official autopsy report on Caguay's body. It added the autopsy was done on Tuesday morning.

Caguay, an apprentice seaman of the PCG, reportedly drowned while undergoing Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) Training in Sangley Point in Cavite on Nov. 16.

His death came after the PCG confirmed on Nov. 17 the death of a 27-year-old apprentice seaman from PCG District Palawan after losing consciousness in a 100-meter swim. The incident happened during training on Nov. 15.

The PCG suspended WASAR Training on Friday "pending the conduct of review of safety procedures by the Coast Guard Special Operations Force and cognizant units."

This story will be updated.