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Batanes Coast Guard rescues 5 individuals after their boat capsized

(Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Batanes/ PIA Region 2)

Troops from the Coast Guard Station Batanes have rescued five individuals when their boat capsized in barangay Chanarianan in Basco, Batanes yesterday, April 17.

After receiving information, the Coast Guard Station Batanes immediately conducted a Search and Rescue (SAR) operation where they saw the boat capsized 100 meters off the coast of Chanarianan.

(Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Batanes/ PIA Region 2)

They immediately rescued five individuals identified as Harly Calvez, Elgie Calvez, and Hazel Calvez, residents of barangay Kayvalugan in Basco town, and Mark Anthony Reyes and Rose Marie Reyes, who are both residents of barangay San Joaquin in Basco town.

(Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Batanes/ PIA Region 2)

After the rescue op, the Coast Guard Station Batanes took the capsized boat to Basco Port.

(Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Batanes/ PIA Region 2)

According to the rescue team, the five individuals rescued are all safe and are in good condition.

Report by Mark Jade Etsa/ TNF

Supplementary reports from Batanes Coast Guard / PIA Region 2