VIDEO: President Underwood Says UOG Will Take Appropriate Action, Once Details of Drowning Are Known


Guam – UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood has issued a statement of condolence for Alex Miralles, the 19 year old UOG student who was swept off a reef Saturday during a school Field Trip at Anao Point, Yigo.

Miralles was among a group of 57 people on the UOG field trip. He was the only one to be swept into water.

Rescue divers recovered his body shortly after 1 pm Saturday.

In his statement, Dr. Underwood says:

“It is with deep sadness that I learned Saturday of the drowning of Alexander John Miralles, a UOG student, at Anao Point while on a field trip with a UOG history class. We will conduct a full review of the matter beginning today. Once details of the incident are known, we will take appropriate action. On behalf of the entire University community, I express my sincere condolences to the family.”

GFD Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero says the call came in at 10:46am Saturday. GFD Rescue Units 1 & 2 responded. USCG Search and Rescue Specialist Lee Putnam said the Coast Guard sent a response boat and the Navy’s HSC helicopter was also involved in the search.

The reporting party lost site of  Miralles shortly after 11 am, said Lt. Artero.