Report on the rescue of persons onboard a drifted pumpboat

On January 13, 2009 (Tuesday) at 7:00 in the evening, victims identified as Ulysses Amistoso, 38 years old and Juriven Almine, 18 years old, both residents of Barangay Sabang, Surigao City were rescued at Sitio Mahayahay, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.

Initial investigation disclosed that said persons sailed towards Leyte Province from Surigao City to deliver their product (seaweeds) on December 28, 2008.

When they sailed home on January 11, 2008 (Sunday) at 6:00 pm and while at the sea water of San Ricardo, Leyte, their pumpboat encountered engine trouble causing them to adrift for several days until they reached Sitio Mahayahay, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.

Rescued persons temporarily house at the residence of Barangay Councilor Dumo of said place, while their relatives in Surigao City have been informed regarding their status. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

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