Guam – Last week, crab hunter Michael Guerrero was re-united with his family after being lost in the jungles of Molojloj for nearly 48 hours. His homecoming was all thanks to the search and rescue teams.
For over 40 hours, search and rescue units and volunteers scoured the jungle of Asiga, Molojloj in search of Guerrero. The first 12 hours of the search efforts yielded nothing. But on the morning of the second day, emergency responders and volunteers returned ready, willing, and able to trek through the jungle in hopes of finally locating Guerrero.
Off duty Custom’s and Quarantine Agency Officer Jason Paulino was a volunteer in the search and rescue team. He was the person who discovered Guerrero perched in a tree, bringing the mission to a happy end.
“I wasn’t aware one of our officers was part of the group who found Mr. Guerrero until the guard at the PacAir Facility, where our headquarters is located, was telling me to thank the customs officer who helped find her brother-in-law. I commend this officer for going above and beyond his duty station to serve and protect and am glad the Guerrero Family’s Christmas will be that much brighter.” For his selfless action, Paulino will be honored with a certificate of appreciation from Custom’s for his participation in the search and rescue mission,” shared CQA Acting Director George L. Charfauros, Jr.