By Betheena Kae Unite
Three fishermen were found dead after they were swept from their capsized boat into the waters off Lower Bicutan, Taguig City Tuesday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.
Three other fishermen survived the incident after they were able to seek help from a passing motorboat Sunday afternoon.
It was disclosed that the six fishermen onboard an unnamed motorboat departed from a fish pen guard house en route to Purok 3, Barangay New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City.
The survivors claimed that on their way home at 4 p.m. Sunday, the motorboat was hit by big waves and strong winds causing it to capsize.
All fishermen were swept into the waters however the survivors claimed that when the motorboat that rescued them came, their three other companions were nowhere to be found.
On the next day, Coast Guard Special Operation Unit, Coast Guard K9 and Regional Risk Reduction Management Office retrieved the bodies of the three fishermen near the area where the motorboat reportedly capsized.
Authorities meanwhile revealed that the victims were under the influence of liquor when they decided to sail back home at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The bodies were later turned over to the police.
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