Coast Guard units rescue victims trapped in shoreline fire

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) units composed of Boracay-class patrol boat BRP Malamawi (FPB-2403), Special Operations Unit-Southwestern Mindanao, and PCG Mobile Team–Patikul responded to a fire incident along the shoreline of Barangay Takut-Takut, Chinese Pier and Barangay Tulay, Jolo, Sulu at around 09:35 am on February 3.

The PCG said six adults, eight children, and one infant who were trapped in the fire incident were rescued.

“After ensuring that the rescued individuals were all in good physical condition, the search and rescue team transported them to Hadji Warid Port in Patikul, Sulu for proper disposition,” PCG said.

It added that “the rescued mother who just gave birth, together with her infant, was brought to the nearest public hospital for needed medical assistance after experiencing birth pains.”