Man in Ipan drowning identified

Guam Memorial Hospital
Guam Memorial Hospital (PNC file photo)

Godo Echon was reportedly net fishing with his family at the time of the incident.

Guam – The man who drowned on Monday while fishing has been identified as 61-year-old, Godo Echon.

Godo Echon has been identified as the man who drowned in the waters off of Jeff Pirates Cove in Ipan. Echon was reportedly net fishing with a family member when the incident occurred.

Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola has determined the cause of death to be asphyxia due to drowning.

Echon’s death marks the 10th water-related fatality this year.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.