2 Indonesian fishermen rescued after 2 months lost at sea

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 10 2017 03:43 AM

The two rescued Indonesian fishermen (pictured in front) with the Philippine Coast Guard are on their way to a hospital.

TACLOBAN CITY—Two Indonesian fishermen who were lost at sea for two months were rescued by Filipino fishermen on May 30.

The fishermen’s boat arrived in Tacloban City Friday at around 3p.m.

The Indonesians were identified as Madeh Mamahit and Nicolas Maiton. They were immediately taken to EVRMC Hospital with the help of the Philippine Coast Guard.

Gerry Lumayag, one of the rescuers, said they were fishing when they saw the two Indonesians waving their arms in a call for help.

They immediately approached the two and rescued them.

They said their boats capsized due to strong rain and winds while fishing in Indonesia.

"Nahirapan sila magsalita dalawang buwan kasi silang 'di kumakain eh. Hindi na makalakad, nanginginig nga 'yung tuhod nila 'di na makalakad,” Lumayag said.

The local PCG command is awaiting orders from its headquarters on the process of sending home the two Indonesians. --Report from Geron Ponferrada, ABS-CBN News