A Filipino drowned on a beach in Tainan Sunday after a group of migrant workers were spotted in trouble after making their way into the water, according to the local fire department.
The Tainan City Government Fire Bureau said a report was made at 5:25 p.m. of someone drowning in the waters near the popular scenic spot Sunset Platform in city’s Anping District.
Rescue workers were dispatched to bring a total of six people back to shore, including one who was found to be not breathing.
He was sent for immediate medical attention and was later identified to be a 30-year-old Filipino migrant worker.
The Filipino was pronounced dead at 6 p.m. at Kuo General Hospital after failed attempts to resuscitate him.
Initial investigations conducted by Tainan City government showed that the victim was part of a group that went sightseeing in the area that day.
Meanwhile, a Vietnamese migrant worker is currently undergoing emergency resuscitation in Kaohsiung after he fell from a groyne near the shoreline in the city’s Mituo District.
The Coast Guard Administration dispatched ships and helicopters and found the migrant worker at 6:28 p.m. without any signs of breathing.
According to local police, the 29-year-old man had gone fishing with several compatriots that afternoon.