By Betheena Unite
Five days of continuous search and rescue operation off Tubbataha Reef in Palawan, from dispatching marine vessels to aerial assets, missing diver Bryan Nazareno has yet to be found.
Coast Guard conducts aerial search for missing diver Bryan Nazareno off Tubbataha Reef. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PCG / VIA BETHEENA UNITE / MANILA BULLETIN)
Captain Armand Balilo, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spokesman, said Saturday that even after dispatching various air and water assets off the Tubbataha Reef, Nazareno was not located.
On Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard resumed its aerial search within the area by deploying eight fixed wing, including a PCG BN 251 Islander, and five helicopters.
On Friday, a simultaneous water and air search was also conducted with the Coast Guard anti-terrorist fast boat scouring the area for 10 hours but yielded negative results.
The Coast Guard has also resorted to releasing a picture and description of Nazareno in a bid to find him through social media.
Nazareno is 5’9” tall with shaved head and has tattoos in his arm, back, and ring finger.
He may be wearing a black hood, gray long sleeve rashguard top and multi-colored board shorts.
Nazareno went missing on June 3 at about 4 p.m, while he and his team were diving at Amos Rock in Tubbataha Reef.
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