Local tourist dies after stepping on deadly corals in Palawan

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Man dies within 10 minutes after stepping on deadly coral reef.

CORON, PALAWAN-- A supposedly thrilling vacation has turned into a horrifying accident after a local tourist was killed from stepping on deadly coral reefs in Coron, Palawan.

Chris Chug, friend of the victim Miggy Ruiz, posted in Facebook the bitter story of how his friend perished.

According to the post, the boatmen warned them about the deadly corals and venomous jellyfish whose sting can kill a person within minutes. Given the nature of their situation, no one has prepared themselves for the accident.

While in the water, Ruiz showed signs of discomfort by suddenly vomiting and becoming delirious. People thought it was a jellyfish who stung him, but his boyfriend, Travis, said otherwise.


These were Ruiz's final words:

"I stepped on the corals and I couldn't breathe." The victim died just 10 minutes after the incident.

The accident would have not led to death if the victim was resuscitated immediately. However, Chug claimed that the locals and even the boatmen themselves do not have proper knowledge to perform CPR.

What sparked Chug's fury even more is the lack of professionalism of the doctors and nurses based in Coron. In his post, he described them as 'unprepared and unrehearsed'.

May beach-lovers heed this incident as a warning to be mindful in exploring the sea.

"If his death could and would bring awareness to everyone who frequents and loves the beach, then his death meant for bigger things indeed." Chug added.

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