Newlyweds identified as Leomer and Erika Joyce Lagradilla, reportedly drowned while on honeymoon in Maldives, three weeks after their wedding.
The Filipino newlyweds who walked down the aisle in front of friends and families on December 18 after dating for more than 10 years, arrived the Maldives on Jan. 11, and took to Instagram few days ago to share their excitement about the honeymoon.
A source from the island told ABS-CBN News that the then-unidentified man drowned first, then the woman sought help.
“However, by the time someone had reached them on a dinghy, they were both motionless, afloat on the surface of the water,” the report read.
Arrangements for the repatriation of the newlyweds has been initiated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), who asked the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka, which has jurisdiction over Maldives, to coordinate the move. It was further gathered that a GoGetFunding page has been set up to raise PHP1.268 million (USD$ 24,288.87), the amount of money needed to repatriate their bodies to the country. The newlyweds who got drowned while on honeymoon in Maldives, were Overseas Filipino Workers; Leomer worked in Singapore while his wife worked in Riyadh.