1 Chinese tourist dead, 27 rescued as boat capsizes off Boracay

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) — A Chinese national died while 27 other people were rescued after a tourist boat capsized in waters off Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island Tuesday morning.

The Philippine Coast Guard said its rescue team failed to revive a 45-year-old Chinese woman despite performing CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Three more female Chinese visitors were brought to the nearest hospital, including an 11-year-old and two adults aged 24 and 60. "They have regained consciousness and are declared safe and in good condition," the Coast Guard said.

The remaining survivors – including two Filipino tour guides, two crew members, and the boat's captain – were unharmed.

The PCG said motorbanca "Jocelyn 1" capsized at around 11:00 a.m. after strong winds broke its outrigger or the pole on the side of the boat that makes it stable.