|Soldiers pull the canoe of Anthongradulet, a Filipino who was rescued off Khanh Hoa yesterday, to shore. – Photo tuoitre.vn
HA NOI (VNS) – Soldiers on Sinh Ton Island in Khanh Hoa Province's Truong Sa
Island District yesterday rescued a Filipino who had been cast adrift after strong waves flipped his canoe.
The man was brought to the island in the central province in an exhausted and weak condition. He told the soldiers that his name was Anthongradulet, a 34-year-old resident of Nasungpo District in Batangas Province of the Philippines.
His canoe, which was carrying four other people also, was reportedly part of a boat, Jerme, which was captained by a man named Otoi. The boat carried 10 other small canoes too. The team departed from Batangas Province on February 3.
Anthongradulet was the only one who managed cling to the canoe when the incident occurred. There is no information yet about the other four people who were with him.
The island's doctors are taking care of Anthongradulet and are trying to contact authorised agencies for resolving the case. – VNS