Surfer swept out to sea rescued by fishing boat

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/10
By: Shen ru-feng and Ted Chen

Taipei, May 10 (CNA) A man on Sunday was saved from a brush with death by

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

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]

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