January 30, 2018

Tourist Injured After Falling Inside Sumaguing Cave In Sagada, Mt. Province

A 24-year-old tourist was injured when she fell inside a section of Sumaguing Cave in the tourist town of Sagada in Mt. Province. The incident happened on January 29, 2018. The injured tourist has been identified as Cindylyn Barja Sta. Romana, a traveler hailing from the town of Tanauan in Batangas.

According to an incident report, Sta. Romana, along with three companions (plus their tourist guide) went spelunking inside Sumaguing Cave when she lost her footing and fell off an incline measuring around four meters.

The group's tour guide immediately contacted local offices of disaster response organizations and sought help. Sta. Romana was extracted out of the cave and immediately brought to the nearby St. Theodore's Hospital in Poblacion, Sagada.

Sta. Romana is currently recuperating and is under observation. She suffered bruises in some parts of her body. She is also reportedly experiencing bouts of back pain.

In light of the incident, all tourists and their guides entering the various cave networks in the town are being advised to be more careful and vigilant when going on spelunking adventures.