Rescue of man 22 hours after solo capsize off Japan

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Dramatic footage released by Japan coastguard shows the rescue of a 69-year-old man in rough seas after spending 22 hours drifting in open water.

The man, whose name has not been released, was alone on a boat off south-western Kagoshima prefecture on Saturday afternoon when it capsized.

He managed to call a colleague on the island to alert him, but was not found until nearly a day later, the coastguard said, when rescuers spotted him sitting on the engine of his capsized boat, clasping a propeller part

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