By Staff
Photos by BFP Almeria
Published 09:15 PM, October 22, 2021

Almeria, Biliran— Rescuers from the Bureau of Fire and Protection successfully rescued a mentally challenged woman who incurred burns after climbing an electric post about 2: 55 in the morning today Friday (Oct 22) at Brgy. Look, Almeria, Biliran.

Almeria COP Police Lt. Edwin Simbajon identified the victim as Marilyn Pabilonia, 35, a single resident of Brgy. Caucab, Almeria, Biliran.

Lt. Simbajon said that they received a cellular phone call from a concerned citizen informing their office that an unidentified person was electrocuted after climbing an electric post in the area. He said that he immediately led the responding team that proceeded to the area and upon arrival saw the victim above the electric post crying for help. He added that seeing the situation he immediately contacted the Biliran Electric Cooperative (BILECO) to cut off the power and the local BFP to rescue the victim above the post.

Lt. Simbajon said that during their investigation a resident in the area identified as Max Malesido, 54, married a farmer told police that about 3: 55 in the morning he noticed that the electric post near their residence suddenly produced sparks that caused electrical power interruption. Malesido said that he went out of their house to check what was happening and noticed somebody above the electric post and electrocuted and was crying for help. He added that the person above the electric post is known in the area to be mentally challenged prompting him to call the attention of their barangay officials and the later contacted the police.

BILECO personnel that arrived in the area immediately put off the power and later the rescue personnel from the local BFP climbed the electric post and brought down the victim.

The victim who incurred burns in different parts of her body was rushed to the Biliran Provincial Hospital for medical treatment and still recuperating at the said hospital as of press time. –


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