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Fisherman ‘drowns’ in Taal Lake

/ 01:41 PM December 07, 2019

SAN PEDRO CITY –– Search-and-rescue operations continued Saturday for a fisherman, who went missing in Taal Lake in Talisay town in Batangas province.

A police report tagged as a “drowning incident” identified the victim as Wilmar Calibo.

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Talisay police chief Captain Aldrin Jay Baysa said in a phone interview that Calibo sailed into the deep portion of the lake to test his fishing net in Barangay Poblacion 4 around 7 p.m. Friday.

A witness said Calibo jumped off his fishing boat but never made it back to the water surface.

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The other fishermen said the victim used to be a “good swimmer” but had a few drinks the night before he ventured out into the lake, Baysa said.

Taal Lake in Batangas, where the famous Taal Volcano is situated, is also used for aquaculture. Maricar Cinco/lzb

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