Fishing, Hunting, and Beach Combing in Northern Japan
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tragic Happening - Death at Sea
My Saturday attempt to catch my first Cherry Salmon was plagued by an unfortunate event. After about 2 hours of fishing with no bite, a call came over the marine band that one of the local fishermen was missing. We immediately ceased fishing and joined in the search. At the direction of the Coast Guard, all boats on the water must stop working and join in the search effort. About an hour and a half later the fisherman was found. All boats then reported back to port out of respect. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but from what I can piece together, the 80 something year old Capt was fishing alone and may have suffered a heart attack and fell overboard.
Condolences to his family and the people of Higashidori Village.