Filipina teacher’s young son drowns in New Mexico lake
ROSWELL, New Mexico — A nine-year-old Filipino boy drowned at Bottomless Lakes State Park on Saturday, July 7.
Kingdom Ferdinand Cobol had been 10 minutes under water when found. A nurse who was at the lake performed CPR on Kingdom until first responders arrived, who also performed CPR until he was taken to a hospital where doctors said he was brain dead.
Kingdom’s mother, Mary An Cobol, told KOB News she and her husband came out of the water but the child went back in. He did not know how to swim. Her husband began looking for him when he failed to spot him in shallow water.
Kingdom and his two younger brothers joined their mother in Hobbs, New Mexico from the Philippines just over a month ago. She has been working as a teacher in Hobbs since August and was hoping to stay with her sons and husband in New Mexico for three years.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.