BREAKING NEWS: Man dies believed due to drowning at Sugar Dock

A 50-year-old man who was spearfishing died believed to be due to drowning at the Sugar Dock this afternoon, Friday, a source said.

A Department of Public Safety official confirmed with Saipan Tribune that the fisherman, described as a local, died.

The source said the victim was found dead outside the channel.
More details to follow.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at

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