The body of the young kid who fell from Starlight a Roll-on/roll off (RORO) ship and the two who jumped after to save the young kid had been found separately.
The body of twenty three year old Joanna Marie Realizo Tubunggan was seen floating and recovered near the shore of Brgy. Sumagui Bansud Oriental Mindoro. Her body was seen almost two hundred meters away from the shore. This was according to Lt. Cmdr. Terence Alsosa, Station Commander of the Philippine Coast Guard of Caticlan.
The floating body of the three year old son of Tubunggan was also later recovered. Despite already in the state of decomposition the bodies were positively identified by Tubunggan’s husband.
Meanwhile, in a report sent to Oriental Mindoro PNP Director Sr. Supt. Anthony Alcañeses, SPO1 Bienvenido Magadia of the Bansud town police included in its report the body of the man, who was earlier reported as Jonel Montes of Carles, Iloilo, to be one of those already recovered by rescuers.
Upon retrieval by rescuers composed of local fishermen, Coast Guard people and PNP operatives in the sea off Southern Oriental Mindoro, the victims’ bodies were immediately brought to the Bansud’s police station.