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6 stranded mountaineers in Mt. Apo rescued


09:52 AM September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012 09:52 AM

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines – Six mountaineers from Makati and Cavite were rescued by the Kidapawan City Respond Unit after they got stranded in Mount Apo due to the raging Marble River Monday afternoon, the city information office said Tuesday.

Psalmer Bernalte, city information officer, said the mountaineers ascended on the country’s highest peak on Sept. 22

It has been raining the past days and the Marble River swelled that was why they were not able to cross it, Bernalte said.

He said local mountain guide Arnel Arancos informed the city government of their predicament and a rescue team had been sent.

Bernalte said the rescue team had to use ropes to bring the stranded mountaineers across the raging river.

Rescued were Jovelyn Roxas, of Makati City, Marie Paz Llagas; Pauline Mejia; Jonalyn Vega; April Lyn; Mark Garcia, all hailed from Cavite City and Arancos.

He said the city government may close the trail temporarily until typhoon Lawin leaves the country.

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