One Of Two Missing Fisherman Recovered; Search Continues


According to Guam Fire Department PIO – Kevin Reilly- earlier today, just before 9 am – Guam Fire rescue units recovered the body of a fisherman who was reported missing over the weekend.

PNC’s Don Sulat has the report on this story…

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Units from the Guam Fire Department, USCG Station Apra Harbor, and HSC-25 continue to search for two male fishermen, ages 24 & 28, that were swept off the reef at Ulomnia Beach in the village of Inarajan at around 6:33pm Saturday evening, according to GFD.

Rescue Boats from GFD and the USCG as well as a Navy HSC-25 helo are conducting searches outside the reefline and will continue as conditions permit.

According to Reilly – Personnel from both the Talofofo and Inarajan fire stations also performed shoreline searches at night.

The search continued into the early morning hours of Sunday morning. The search team further consisted of units from GFD – USCG Station Apra Harbor, and the National Guard. According to GFD – the aforementioned units did multiple searches of the area ranging from Bear Rock to Talofofo Bay.

According to Reilly, yesterday’s search had to stop due to hazardous sea and surf – to this morning. Moreover, Reilly reports that before 9 am this morning – Guam Fire Rescue units were able to recover the body of 1 of the 2 missing fishermen. The male individual was reported to have been transported to the morgue for identification.

According to Reilly, both GFD together with the Guam Police Department and a drone from the Aviation Concepts will continue to search for the missing man.

PNC will continue to update as more information becomes available.

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Born and raised on the island of Saipan, Don moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. Prior to joining PNC Don gained professional and life experience through a variety of odd jobs ranging from an administrative assistant to a bouncer to a luxury retail salesman. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team not only to broaden his writing skill but also to challenge himself to get in front of the camera, ultimately furthering his passion to promote an informed and politically engaged Mariånas. Don's beat is Court, Crime, and Regional and is also PNC's Lead Reporter.