One Of Missing Fishers Found In Capsized Boat


One of missing fishers found in capsized boat

Rescuers have found one of eight fishers who went missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. The man found was without vital signs.

Japan Coast Guard officials say the 29-ton saury boat lost contact on Tuesday about 640 kilometers off the eastern tip of Hokkaido.

Rescue divers found the man in the vessel's steering house.

The head of a fisheries cooperative that the vessel belongs to says such boats have no choice but to risk sailing far to follow schools of saury as catches of the fish have been very poor recently.