03 Apr '11, 4am

Dog rescued from debris floating off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, 3 weeks after the Japan disasters

Dog rescued from debris floating off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, 3 weeks after the Japan disasters

A rescued dog is held by a member of the Japan Coast Guard after it was transported from the earthquake and tsunami devastated city of Kesennuma to Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. -- PHOTO: AP SENDAI - A DOG has been rescued from debris floating off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, three weeks after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, according to the Japan Coast Guard. The dog appeared to be in good health and had no major injuries. A helicopter of a JCG patrol boat, Tsugaru, searching for people missing since last month's disaster spotted the dog at about 4pm on Friday about 1.8km off the coast of Kesennuma on the roof of a building that apparently had been swept out to sea by the tsunami. When the helicopter flew down to save the dog, it leaped onto some nearby debris to escape its would-be rescuers. Three crew members from the Tsugaru then approached t...

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