Drowning victim's family was visiting Guam
Monday, December 1st 2014, 3:52 PM ChST
Guam - A family visiting Guam is enduring the loss of a child. An 8-year -old girl drowned while at the Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Beach Park Sunday afternoon. John Borja was at the beach with his family, when the incident occurred. Borja, who is also a lifeguard instructor in the private sector, was talking with the Parks & Recs lifeguards that were on duty at the tower. He says a tourist approached the tower reporting that she could not find her child. He said immediately it was a coordinated effort with DPR, G4S, GFD and GPD to search for and revive the little girl.
"I'd like to mention the fact that these guys did their jobs exponentially well they were coordinated they were quick they did their job to the best of their ability unfortunately a life had to pass in the process but they did what they were trained to do the communication between all four entities was just phenomenal," he said.
Borja reminds the public that Guam waters can be deceiving and that parents should always be with their child when they are in the water. Borja confirms the little girl was a tourist and had a twin.