Aussie tourist injured in El Nido
A female Australian tourist suffered a deep laceration on her right knee when she accidentally slipped and fell on Taraw Cliff in El Nido over the weekend. Ensign Harvey Marmol, chief of the Coast Guard Station (CGS) in El Nido town, said late Saturday that 24-
year old Gabrielle Lauren Philips and 22-year old companion, Kane Philips, trekked to the Taraw Cliff, a promontory in Sitio Puting Bato, Barangay Buena Su- erte that promises a great panoramic view of Bacuit Bay, on the morning of October 20. While climbing a narrow ascent, Philips reportedly lost her footing, fell, and hit her right knee on a sharp stone edge. “Philips fell down due to the slippery surface of the cliff and suffered an injury on her right knee. Kane Philip immediately informed the incident to a certain Lito Elemento who called for help,” Marmol told Palawan News. Philip was immediately brought to the Palawan Medical City and released in good condition before lunch on the same day. Marmol pointed out that it was difficult on the trail going up the Taraw Cliff because it was raining on the morning of that day. “Umulan kanina, baka isa ‘yan sa naging cause [ng pagkadulas],” said Marmol, adding they received the call to help in the rescue around 9:20 a.m. The CGS-El Nido Quick Response Team (QRT) arrived in the area a few minutes after the call, with personnel of the K9 Unit and El Nido Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU). “Okay na rin, nasa mabuting kalagayan na rin ang nasabing turista. Ang problema na lang is ‘yong natamo niyang injury,” Marmol said.