The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued the missing fisherman of Barangay San Enrique, San Lorenzo, Guimaras yesterday, 30 March 2021.
The rescued fisherman, 32-year-old Rudy June Patriarca, ventured at the vicinity waters off Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City to gather mussels at around 5:00 a.m. on 29 March 2021.
While on his way home at around 12:00 p.m, he encountered strong winds and big waves, causing him to fall off his boat. Fortunately, he was able to swim towards a fish pen situated at approximately 1.6 nautical mile from the shoreline of Barangay Mchavez, San Lorezo, Guimaras where he waited for rescue.
Upon receipt of report, PCG Station Guimaras immediately deployed a rescue team to assist the fisherman in distress.
Patriarca was declared in good physical condition by the representative of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) who checked his vital signs upon arrival at the nearest shoreline.