Boat capsizes, 5 saved

FIVE persons including two Australians were rescued when the boat they were riding capsized the other day in the sea waters of Leyte and Dinagat Island.

Rescued were Grahame David Hastings, 60; Donald Bruce Cox, 62, both Australian nationals and residents of Barangay Tahusan, Hininangan, Southern Leyte.

Reports reaching Camp Crame said the victims were rescued at around 1:30 pm between the municipal seawaters of Hinundayan Southern Leyte an Gibusong Loreto, Dinagat Island.

At around 10:20 am on Sunday the victims were onboard a pumpboat fishing when the boat’s engine encountered a problem that caused the pumpboat to capsize.

Elements of Hinundayan Municipal Police Station immediately rescued the Aussies and three Filipinos.