Taiwanese tourist drowns in Cebu
CEBU CITY — A Taiwanese tourist drowned while 12 others were rescued after their motorbanca capsized in the waters off Barangay Okoy, Sta. Fe town, Cebu, past 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Sta. Fe police said a group of Taiwanese tourists rode the motorbanca from the Virgin Island Resort in Barangay Hilantagaan to Barangay Okoy in their town when big waves struck the vessel.
PO1 Albert Jimenez said a rescue team managed to save 12 passengers including children and the motor boat skipper and operator.
But they were unable to rescue 63-year old Chen Su-Hsiang who drowned.
Sta. Fe police was coordinating with the local tourism office and the Philippine Coast Guard in the investigation of the incident. CBB/rga