NDRRMC: Search On for Fisherman Missing off Catanduanes

Search operations are ongoing in Catanduanes province in Bicol for a fisherman who went missing after his motor boat capsized on Friday afternoon.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) identified the fisherman as Efren Salome, 52, a resident of Maculiw village in Panganiban town.

Citing initial reports, the NDRRMC on Saturday said Salome was with some companions when their boat encountered huge waves.

At the time, Salome was with Noel Cabrera, Alejandro Cabrera Sr., Alejandro Cabrera Jr., and Willan Cacilan. They were on their way to Barangay Maculiw in Panganiban.

The big waves caused the boat to capsize and sink, the NDRRMC said.

It added that the Office of Civil Defense is coordinating with the Coast Guard in Bicol to search for Salome. - VVP, GMA News