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1 killed, 3 rescued as fishing boat capsizes off Surigao del Norte

A fisherman was reported killed while three others were rescued after a fishing boat capsized several kilometers away off the shore of Barangay Caridad, Pilar town, Surigao del Norte province, a flash report reaching the regional command and tactical operation center of Northeastern Mindanao Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) here on Friday stated.

The spot report said that the sea accident happened at 3 am on Thursday.

The police report identified the lone fatality as Corsinne S. Tesiorna, a resident of Barangay Santa Cruz, General Luna town, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte.

The rescued other fishermen were identified as Rejin B. Borja, 34; Ronel C. Escaret, 27; and Edmar O. Escaret, 30 of that said place.

They were immediately brought to nearby Pilar town hospital and declared already out of danger.

The report said the survivors were rescued before sunrise by other fishermen from the area.

Initial investigation said that the fishing boat capsized after it was hit by big sea waves.

Report from Surigao del Norte police office cannot still determined if there are still missing fishermen in the sea incident.

Northeastern Mindanao PRO 13 Regional Director Chief Supt. Jaime E. Milla, who also chair the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) ordered Surigao police commanders to closely coordinate with the local fishing group and local government units about the incident.

Chief Supt. Milla also ordered local disaster councils to be on “alert” as bad weather condition continues to hit in Surigao areas, said PRO 13 operation and plans division chief Senior Supt. Nestor M. Fajura. (PNA)

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