The body of a 57-year-old fisherman, who has been missing since Saturday, was found in a river in Barangay Calmay North in Dagupan City, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Monday.
Rolando Bautista had been fishing alone Friday in his motorboat on the Pantal River in Calmay North. His family members got worried after Bautista didn’t return home midday Saturday.
A search was launched by a team from the Coast Guard detachment in Dagupan and the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC). They retrieved a body floating 300 meters from the shore.
The dead man was confirmed to be Bautista by his relatives.
FATIMA CIELO B. CANCEL