Search continues for missing Antique cop

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The search and rescue (SAR) operation for a missing police officer who went missing between the waters of Sibolo and Sibato islands, two of the small islands comprising Caluya, Antique, continues. Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief Broderick Train said in an interview Monday that the SAR team found the cap of 33-year-old Police Corporal Mark Anthony Alejandro floating near Barangay Semirara, Caluya on May 10 – about two to three kilometers away from the area where their M/B Habana vessel capsized. Rescuers continue their search for Police Corporal Mark Anthony Alejandro who went missing when a vessel carrying him and other security personnel capsized in the waters of Caluya, Antique on May 8. His police cap was found floating near Barangay Semirara, Caluya on May 10. DEN DRAPIZA According to Police Corporal Jirus Paloma of the Caluya police station, the rough seas were too much for the vessel.For his part, Caluya mayor Regil Kent Lim earlier said that Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda sent a chopper and a speedboat to assist in the SAR operation. “It was truly an unpredictable accident that we are all worried of the situation of Police Corporal Alejandro, considering that he is a potential policeman and an asset to the organization and to the local government unit,” the mayor added.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The SAR operation is being conducted on a wider scale today to include the area where the cap of the police, was found,” said Train. Alejandro was reported missing while five others – three police officers and two Philippine Coast Guard members – were rescued after their motorboat capsized around 8:30 a.m. last Friday, police said.last_img

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