2 Pinoys killed in boat accident in Alaska


Posted at Jun 19 2017 04:31 PM | Updated as of Jun 19 2017 05:08 PM


Two Filipinos died in a boat accident in Alaska, while two of their companions survived.

The four Filipinos were aboard a private fishing boat when it capsized outside of Resurrection Bay, a few hours away from Anchorage.

The two fatalities were identified as Benjamin Jimenez, 53, and Ferdinand Salvador, 43.

Officials are yet to reveal the identity of the survivors, but an ABS-CBN source, a coordinator for the Philippine consulate in San Francisco, said they are Joel Boado and Jun Laureta.

In his Facebook page, Boado posted a video Saturday morning of the four of them aboard the boat on their way to fish for halibut.

- with reports from Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN News