They are looking for another 47 people who were adrift in a boat near Samana
Tonight, authorities are searching for a group of 47 people who were left adrift in a boat near the coast of Samana.
The information was published on the Twitter account of the 9-1-1 Emergency System, where it is indicated that the Civil Defense, the Air Force of the Dominican Republic, whose aircraft are equipped with FLIR technology, are participating in the search process. People in the Dark, Navy and the 9-1-1 Drone Team.
The information indicates that, “Since Friday noon, we have coordinated the rescue of a boat carrying approximately 47 people who were left adrift on the Samana coast near Michis, Cebu Province.”
Also on site are units from the National Health Service, the National Police and the Mitches Fire Department.
“We are informing the families of those affected that we are doing everything we can to ensure that the rescue operation ends successfully,” says 9-1-1 on its page.
At dawn last Wednesday, another boat carrying at least 41 people capsized, eight of whom were found dead yesterday, 23 were rescued and 10 others missing.
Five of the bodies were buried on Friday in the Arenoso district of Duarte province amid the anguish caused by the loss of loved ones.