One Dead, 7 Missing After Boat Capsizes Off Northern Japan

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One dead, 7 missing after boat capsizes off northern Japan

A man has been found dead inside a capsized fishing boat off northern Japan, with seven other crew members missing

Tokyo, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Sep, 2019 ) :A man has been found dead inside a capsized fishing boat off northern Japan, with seven other crew members missing.

The 29-tonne Keieimaru No.65 with eight Japanese fishermen on board lost communication on waters some 640 kilometres (400 miles) east of Cape Nosappu in Hokkaido on Tuesday, a coastguard spokesman told AFP on Wednesday.

The boat was later found capsized, and inside the boat a man was found "in a state of cardio-respiratory arrest", he said, using the Japanese expression suggesting death but without a doctor's confirmation.

"Six of our divers are continuing the search for the rest of the crew members," he added.

The boat was fishing for sauries in the high seas as they could notfind them in coastal waters, public broadcaster NHK said.

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