BREAKING NEWS: Man dies while fishing

A 52-year-old man who went fishing with four other men reportedly lost consciousness when he came ashore and died at a beach behind the TSL Plaza building in Garapan Wednesday night.


Police said the victim, described as a local, was transported to the Commonwealth Health Center’s emergency room where he was pronounced dead by a doctor at 8:16pm.


Police said the victim and four other men had gone fishing and, after a few minutes, asked his friends to bring him to shore as he has having difficulty breathing.


Police placed the incident under further investigation.


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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