07/30/2011 Gerry Malabago ( Philippines )

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07/30/2011 Gerry Malabago ( Philippines )

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Fisherman, son survive shark attack

MANILA, Philippines – A fisherman and his son were rescued by authorities in Antique after being stranded at sea for a week.

Gerry Malabago said his fishing vessel, with his son and 2 others also onboard, flipped over and was swept away by a huge wave on July 30.

The 43-year-old Malabago and his son, 24-year-old Mark Anthony, sustained wounds after being attacked by a shark.

Both were brought to the Philippine Coast Guard Office in Iloilo after being treated for injuries.
According to Malabago, their 2 companions have already been rescued.

Malabago and his son were brought to General Santos City to be reunited with their family.

SOURCE: ABS-CBN News, August 17, 2011, http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regio ... ark-attack
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