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Japan Man Rescued From Roof 10 Miles Offshore

TOKYO - Japanese troops have rescued a 60-year-old man who floated out to sea on the roof of his home when a tsunami engulfed Japan's coast following the massive earthquake.

A spokesman for Japan's military said Hiromitsu Shinkawa was pulled from the sea after he was spotted waving a red cloth about 10 miles (15 kilometers) offshore from the quake-ravaged town of Minamisoma.

Shinkawa told his rescuers that the tsunami hit as he and his wife returned home to gather some belongings after the quake. He said his wife was swept away.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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