Boat with three on board capsizes in choppy waters off Iloilo

/ 02:22 PM December 07, 2014

TYPHOONPROFILE-Dec7-2014-11amILOILO CITY, Philippines—A motorboat with three persons on board disappeared in waters off Concepcion town in Iloilo Sunday morning.
Sonny Ciriaco, village councilman of the island-barangay of Malangabang in Concepcion town in Iloilo, said they saw the three boat passengers waving for help as the boat was being carried by strong current and huge waves.
“They were about 150 meters from the coastline but we could not help them because of the rough seas,” Ciriaco told the Inquirer in a telephone interview.
He said the boat and the passengers later disappeared.
Lt. Cmdr. Dominador Senador III, Coast Guard Iloilo station commander, said they would launch search and rescue operations once the waters are no longer dangerous for the rescue teams.



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