ZAMBOANGA CITY—Local authorities on Tuesday conducted search and rescue operations after 4 people went missing while on board a motorized boat from Sta. Cruz Island in Zamboanga City.
Among those reported missing were 2 government employees who failed to return to the mainland on Tuesday dawn, the Zamboanga City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ZCDRRMO) said.
Debris from the motorized boat were found in a coastal village, said ZCDRRMO chief Elmier Apolinario, but he did not elaborate pending an investigation.
The search will resume on Wednesday.
Sta. Cruz Island is located a few kilometers off Zamboanga City and is known for its pink sand.—Report from Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News