Men rescued after two days adrift

Last updated 17:20 21/12/2012

Relevant offers

Asia

Australia is a bad neighbour and should be better than this Dead climbers found in Himalayan glacier 16 years later Young girls trapped in Kathmandu's seedy dark side Protesters storm into Baghdad's Green Zone, political crisis deepens Indian authorities ban cooking as deadly heat kills hundreds Five myths about the Pacific Rim American surfer mauled by two-metre shark in Bali North Korea sentences Korean-American to 10 years hard labour Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf Driverless pods are the latest and coolest mode of public transport

The Philippine coastguard says two German tourists and an Australian man have been rescued after drifting at sea for two days.

On Friday Coastguard officer Venerando Celiz said big waves capsized the small boat the tourists were in, and a passing ship found them clinging to the vessel.

The Filipino skipper is missing after attempting to swim ashore for help.

They were heading from Banton Island to nearby Marinduque Island, about 25 kilometres away, when the boat capsized in the Sibuyan Sea, in the central Philippines.

German man Ralph Harald Auer, his son Thomas and Australian Joshua Marsh arrived on Friday in Iloilo, where the ship that picked them up docked.

They are all residents of Melbourne, Australia, and were vacationing in Marinduque, home province of Auer's wife.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content