Date: Jan 31, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
A search and rescue operation was launched on Sunday night after a maintenance worker on Pengjia Islet (彭佳嶼) fell into the sea.
The Ministry of National Defense and the Coast Guard Administration launched the search for the man, an employee of the contractor responsible for maintaining the lighthouse on the islet.
The National Rescue Command Center on Sunday asked the ministry to dispatch a rescue helicopter to search for the man and the ministry deployed a S70-C helicopter from the Songshan Air Force Base 25 minutes later.
The helicopter arrived at the location in 26 minutes and then searched the area for an hour and 31 minutes before it was ordered to return to its base. [FULL STORY]