Cop dies after zipline snaps in Philippines resort

SAN PEDRO CITY - A policeman died Monday night after falling off a zipline inside a resort in Los Baños town in Laguna province, police said Tuesday.

The victim Police Officer 1 Andrew Tamayo, 32, who was also assigned in Los Baños, died around 11 p.m. while undergoing treatment at the town's Healthserv Medical Center due to injuries sustained when he fell three meters down into a lake from the broken zipline at the Laresio Lakeside Resort & Spa in Barangay (village) Tadlac.

According to the police report, the incident happened around 4 p.m.

"(Tamayo) was off duty and was spending time with his girlfriend at the time," said Los Baños police chief Supt. Arvin Avelino in a phone interview Tuesday.

Tamayo reportedly tried the resort's zipline that crosses over a lake when the zipline snapped as he was about "10 to 20 meters" through it. It took the resort's life guards "10 to 15 minutes" to rescue him, the police report said.