13 Mar '11, 9am

A Japanese man who was swept 15 km out to sea by Japan's deadly tsunami was plucked to safety on Sunday.

A Japanese man who was swept 15 km out to sea by Japan's deadly tsunami was plucked to safety on Sunday.

An aerial view of the earthquake and tsunami damage at the coastal town of Minamisoma. A Japanese man who was swept 15 kilometres out to sea by Japan's tsunami was rescued. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - A JAPANESE man who was swept 15 kilometres out to sea by Japan's deadly tsunami was plucked to safety on Sunday after being spotted clinging to a piece of wreckage, officials said. A Maritime Self-Defence Force destroyer rescued 60-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa after discovering him floating on a piece of roof in waters off Fukushima Prefecture, two days after the disaster struck. The man, from the city of Minamisoma which has been virtually obliterated, was swept out along with his house after the massive tsunami tore into Japan's north-east following a 8.9-magnitude earthquake on Friday. He is conscious and in 'good condition' after his rescue which took place around 12:40 pm (...

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