A Filipino man died in a freak accident after his friend pushed him to a hot spring as a prank.
Kevin Reyes, 25, visited a natural hot spring resort with friends when the incident happened in Mariveles town, Bataan province, the Philippines on July 4.
The holidaymaker was seen standing beside the warm pool alongside his group when a man suddenly pushed him from behind.
Thinking the two friends were only fooling around, onlookers did not think to pull Kevin out of the water until he failed to surface 20 minutes later
Carlos Bruno, a Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management officer who responded to the incident, said: ‘We tried to revive the man but it was too late. His heart had already stopped beating by the time we had taken him out of the water.’
The person who pushed Kevin, identified as one of his friends whom he was with during the hot spring visit, was taken to the police station for questioning.
Kevin’s body remained at the hospital for an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death while investigations on the incident are ongoing.