At least seven swept to sea by tsunami waves on U.S. Pacific Coast

12:24, March 12, 2011      

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The tsunami waves set in by devastating Japanese earthquake on Friday swept at least seven people out to sea in the states of Oregon and California along the U.S. Pacific Coast with one man remained missing.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, three people had gone to the Northern California coast near the Klamath River to take pictures of the arrival of tsunami waves around 10 a.m. local time when they were swept out to sea.

Two of them made safely back to shore, but the third remained missing who is still being searched by helicopters, the Coast Guard said in a press release.

In Oregon, four people were rescued by local firefighters and one almost drowned near Pistol River south of Gold beach, local emergency management coordinator said.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
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