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3 Men Rescued near Capsized Boat in Lake Biwa in Shiga Pref.; Found in State of Cardiopulmonary Arrest

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Lake Biwa in June 2021

OTSU — Police and firefighters rescued three men near a capsized boat in Lake Biwa in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, after a fisherman reported it to police on Monday night.

According to the police and firefighters, the three men were found in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest.

The men were found wearing life vests about 800 meters offshore after rescuers began searching for them on Tuesday morning following a report about the missing men.

The three are believed to be anglers who came to Lake Biwa to fish for Biwa trout.