Vince Pregua,27 the young mountaineer from Bacolod City had been rescued by the police after he fell unconscious due to soaking his feet in ‘sulfuric water’ at Mount Talinis last Monday. At first, he was with the 10 trekkers who led by two guides left the Dauin town last Monday morning to start their trekking journey.
Provincial police director Senior Superintendent Harris Fama said Pregua stepped in the pool of water with his teammates before fell unconscious and then being taken to a nearby house for the first-aid treatment. After that, 30-member team from the Valencia Emergency Rescue Unit immediately deployed, fetching Pregua from Katipohan around 6:40 p.m. and bringing him to Barangay Apolong and he was rushed to the Siliman Medical Center for further treatment.
Known as Cuernos de Negros, Mount Talinis is the second highest peak on Negros island after Kanlaon Volcano. It is located 20 kilometers from Dumaguete, and an active volcano and also part of the Negros Volcanic Belt.