Diver Finds Wife After Tsunami

Date: 1/6/2011

After days of waiting for help, a Japanese man donned scuba gear to search for his wife and mother. Hideaki Akaiwa returned to his town of Ishinomaki to find his neighborhood submerged in three and a half metres of water. Akaiwa, 43, got hold of scuba gear and managed to reach his house, from which he dragged his wife to safety. When his mother was still missing several days later, he did the same thing, and found her on the second floor of a flooded house where she’d been trapped.

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