Taiwanese drowns, 12 others rescued off Sta. Fe waters

By: Benjie B. Talisic July 20,2017 - 10:30 AM

A TAIWANESE tourist drowned while 12 fellow tourists were rescued after the motor banca they rode in capsized in the waters off Barangay Okoy, Sta. Fe town, Cebu at past 5 pm Wednesday.

Sta. Fe police said a group of Taiwanese tourists rode on a motor banca from the Virgin Island Resort in Barangay Hilantagaan to Barangay Okoy in their town when big waves struck the seacraft.

PO1 Albert Jiminez said a rescue team managed to rescue 12 of them including children and the motor boat skipper and operator. But they were unable to save 63-year old Chen Su-Hsiang who drowned.

Sta. Fe police is coordinating with the local tourism office and the Philippine Coast Guard in the investigation of the incident.

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: capsized, Cebu‬, Chen Su-Hsiang, motor banca, Philippine Coast Guard, Sta. Fe, Taiwanese tourists, tourism

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.