Three fishermen were rescued by the personnel of the Coast Guard Station (CGS) El Nido after their boat capsized early morning Friday in the vicinity of Cauayan Island Resort, El Nido.
Lt/Jg April Bernal, acting station commander, said the fishing boat capsized due to the turbulent sea condition when they reached their fishing ground.
After they capsized, he said that another fishing boat chanced upon the distressed vessel and managed to bring one of its crew to the town to report to Coast Guard authorities and ask for help.
The three fishermen were identified as Rolando Maloloy-on, Mark John Erick Lozada at Gilbert Royo, all residents of Sitio Kiminawit, Barangay Bebeladan.
“Yong isa sa kanila sumakay doon sa dumaan na fishing boat din, sumakay siya papuntang pier para mag-report sa Coast Guard. Mga 6:50 a.m. na-ireport sa amin tapos mga 7:00 a.m. nakaalis na kami kasama namin ‘yong kasamahan nila. Pumunta kami sa area pag dating namin doon ni-rescue na sila ng mga tao namin at ‘yong bangka ni-recover na at hinila papuntang pier,” she said.
(With reports from Patricia Laririt and Ruth Rodriguez)