TACLOBAN CITY– Two fishermen were rescued after their motorboat was capsized off the waters of Libagon, Southern Leyte on Saturday early morning.

Rescued were Elajo Encluna,64, and Paul Bayron,61, both residents of Barangay Tigbao of the said town, whose motorboat capsized off the waters due to the heavy rains and big winds, the Coast Guard based in Maasin City, also in Southern Leyte, said.

The fishermen left their village on Friday at 11 pm but encountered the bad weather Saturday at about 2 am, the Coast Guard added.

The report added that the two fishermen tried to paddle their motorboat and drifted, reaching the coast of Brgy. Ilag, also in the same town.

Fortunately, the two were sighted by a passing motorboat which immediately sought for assistance from the local police and Coast Guard.