VIDEO. VIDEO. His rescue by the coast guard was described as a miracle.
After 22 hours spent drifting in open water, a 69-year old man was rescued by stormy waters off Japan. « miracle »His rescue These are the images:
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The unidentified man was found alone on a boat near Kagoshima (southwestern Japan), between the East China Sea, and the Pacific Ocean.
On Saturday afternoon, he was heading to Yakushima Island when his boat capsized. He managed to call his colleague on the island to alert them.
Coast guard reported that he wasn’t found until the next morning when rescuers saw him standing on the engine of his boat and clutching a propeller shaft, trying to keep the water out.
“He must have been soaked. He was at sea alone for 22 hours. I am amazed at his ability to survive ”According to a coast guard official, who refused to be identified.
Coast guard images show a team approaching him from the water, shouting: “We are here! Give us a minute! Hold on!
“It’s amazing that he survived.”According to the daily “Asahi”, a coast guard official stated that the incident occurred.