MANILA, Philippines – A Chinese national died while 27 others were rescued after an island-hopping boat capsized in waters off Boracay Island on Tuesday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.
The PCG said its personnel from Boracay sub-station were able to rescue 25 tourist passengers as well as three crew members of the boat.
However, the rescuers failed to revive a 45-year old female tourist despite performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Three other female passengers who needed medical assistance were brought to the nearest hospital.
“They have regained consciousness and are declared safe and in good condition,” the PCG said.
Remaining survivors are also safe and in good physical condition, the agency added.
The coast guard said motorbanca “Jocelyn 1” capsized along the waters off Barangay Balabag in Boracay after encountering strong winds that broke the boat’s outrigger on Tuesday morning.
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