By: Shen ru-feng and Ted Chen
Taipei, May 10 (CNA) A man on Sunday was saved from a brush with death by
a fisherman after being swept out to sea while surfing at Toucheng Township in Yilan.
The Central Weather Bureau Sunday morning issued a sea warning as Typhoon Noul approached Taiwan.
However, officials said that a number of tourists had visited beaches despite the warning.
At 4:20 p.m. a local fire department was alerted of a man who had been swept out 500 meters away from the coast by large waves. Rescue workers were dispatched and the coast guard was also notified. [FULL STORY]