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NAHA, Okinawa Pref. (Kyodo) A disabled fishing boat skipper who fell overboard off Shimoji Island, Okinawa Prefecture, was rescued by the Japan Coast Guard after about 15 hours, coast guard officials said.

Yoshiyuki Nashiro, 55, who has disabled legs, departed alone aboard his 3-ton boat from a port on Miyakojima at around 4 p.m. Monday to fish for squid. He was thrown into the ocean when a high wave overturned his boat at around 8 p.m.

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