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Search-and-rescue mission launched

Cagayan fisherman goes missing after boat capsizes

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 11:48 AM February 28, 2023

Personnel of the local station of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Calayan town, Cagayan province and village officials have launched a search-and-rescue operation for a 45-year-old fisherman who went missing last week after his boat capsized.

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TUGUEGARAO CITY—Personnel of the local station of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Calayan town, Cagayan province and village officials have launched a search-and-rescue operation for a 45-year-old fisherman who went missing last week after his boat capsized.

According to Joe Robert Arirao, councilor of Barangay Dadao in Calayan, Willy Dapadap, a resident of Barangay Magsidel, and a companion were fishing on Feb. 25 when they encountered strong waves, causing their outrigger boat to overturn.

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Dapadap’s companion managed to swim back to the shore and immediately sought help from village officials.

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Citing a report from the Coast Guard-Calayan’s water search and rescue team, Arirao said Dapadap has yet to be found as of Tuesday.

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