11 Dec '11, 3am

Philippine woman dives into sea to rescue daughter who fell overboard from passenger ship, but both drown

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A woman and her two-year-old daughter drowned when the girl fell off a passenger ship an hour after it left Bacolod en route to Manila on Friday and the woman leaped into the water to rescue her, the Philippine Coast Guard reported on Saturday. Lieutenant Commander Dominador Senador, Bacolod Coast Guard commander, told the Inquirer that Michelle Tiamsing, 30, and her daughter Joemcelle, 2, were passengers on the MV St Peter the Apostle when, for a still unknown reason, the girl fell overboard. The girl's mother was heard shouting after the girl fell and she then dove into the sea in an apparent attempt to save her daughter. Lt Cmdr Senador said the incident happened about 2.7 nautical miles from the shoreline of Talisay City at about 5.30pm on Friday, an hour after the boat sailed from Bacolod's Bana...

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