23 tourists rescued, 1 killed in Boracay boat mishap

Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Sub-Station in Boracay have rescued 23 tourist passengers and three crew members of an island hopping motorbanca that capsized along the vicinity waters off Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island today, 21 January 2020.

The crew members reported that motorbanca ‘Jocelyn 1’ encountered strong winds that broke the boat’s outrigger, causing it to capsize.

Three female passengers who need immediate medical assistance were brought to the nearest hospital. They have regained consciousness and are declared safe and in good condition.

However, the rescue team failed to revive one 45-year old female passenger in critical condition, despite undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Other rescued tourists and crew members are declared safe and in good physical condition. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD