Woman rescued after 37 hours after being swept away by the sea in Japan

Woman rescued after 37 hours after being swept away by the sea in Japan

Tokyo — A Chinese woman who was swept away by the sea while swimming at a Japanese beach was rescued 37 hours after drifting 50 miles on a float in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said Thursday.

The Japanese Coast Guard launched a search for the woman, identified only as a Chinese national in her 20s, after receiving a call Monday night from a friend who He said he had disappeared while swimming in Shimoda, about 125 miles southwest of Tokyo..

The woman was spotted by a cargo ship early Wednesday, about 36 hours after she went missing, off the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula, the coastguard said.

The freighter called for help from a passing LNG tanker, the Kakuwa Maru number 8.Two of the crew members jumped into the sea and rescued the woman, according to authorities. She was evacuated by a Coast Guard helicopter, they said.

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