Wednesday 22 November 2017

Dog rescued from floating roof

Japan's coast guard has rescued a dog drifting on a rooftop off the country's coast (AP)
Japan's coast guard has rescued a dog drifting on a rooftop off the country's coast (AP)

Japan's coast guard has rescued a dog drifting on a rooftop off the country's coast, three weeks after a tsunami ravaged the north east.

It was unclear how long the dog had been at sea when a helicopter crew spotted it on Friday more than a mile off the town of Kesennuma.

It took several hours to capture the dog because it scampered across other floating wreckage when it saw officers winching down from the chopper.

Officials said on Saturday that the dog's blackish collar gave no clues about its owner. After the rescue, the dog kept quiet and ate biscuits and sausages on a patrol boat.

Press Association

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