ORMOC CITY – In a dramatic rescue, a two-year-old child was saved from drowning thanks to the swift actions of Coast Guard Samar personnel stationed on an augmentation force duty at a local beach.

The incident occurred around 4:30 pm on Sunday (March 31) at Buri Baras Beach, Barangay Estaka in Catbalogan City.

The child was swimming with his family when he was swept away by the tide and found himself approximately 10 meters from the shore.

Thankfully, alert beachgoers spotted the child and brought him back to safety.
Upon noticing the situation, Coast Guard personnel SN1 Joseph Antipuesto promptly administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the victim.

Miraculously, the child regained consciousness and was swiftly transported to a local hospital for further medical attention. The child’s parents expressed profound gratitude to the Coast Guard personnel for their heroic efforts in saving their son’s life.

The Coast Guard District Eastern Visayas emphasizes the importance for all parents and guardians enjoying beach time to remain vigilant and keep a close watch on their young companions to prevent such dangers from occurring in the future.