8 missing climbers found safe in Aurora

DINGALAN, Aurora — A group of eight hikers who went missing Saturday were found safe, according to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

The Rabas Uragon mountaineers were contacted and now safe and in the custody of Roger Villa, local resident of Barangay Davildavilan, in this town.

The mountaineers were identified as Robert Bermudo, Fredner Madridano, Perfecto Beltran, Joseph Gino Basilla, Andrea Clarice Regne, Ralph Escarcha, Win Calleja at Jeremy Paul Villastiqui.

Four tour guides are also safe, namely Feliciano Martin, Jessel Martin, Diego Martin at Franklin Serna.

The group tried to climb Mount Mingan in this town Saturday despite the anticipated landfall of ‘Karen’ in the province on Sunday dawn.

As of this moment, the groups are trapped in Davildavilan due to overflowing of rivers in the said barangay. PNA-northboundasia.com