Woman in 90s Rescued from Collapsed House in Suzu, 5 Days after Japan Noto Peninsula Earthquake (Update 2)

The Yomiuri Shimbun
An ambulance carrying a rescued woman is seen in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday.

A woman in her 90s was successfully rescued from a collapsed house on Saturday night in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, five days after Monday’s Noto Peninsula Earthquake. The woman was found by rescue teams, including the Metropolitan Police Department, and is believed to be suffering from hypothermia but is responsive.

She was found at a two-story wooden house located about 3 kilometers east of Suzu City Hall, along the coast. The first floor of the house had collapsed and was crushed beneath the upper floor. In the morning, the Fukuoka prefectural police rescue team initiated rescue operations after receiving information that two women had been buried alive. In the afternoon, the Metropolitan Police Department’s special rescue team and the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) joined the efforts, forming a team of approximately 100 personnel for the rescue.

The elderly woman was trapped among the debris, unable to move. An on-site doctor administered intravenous fluids and oxygen. Around 8:20 p.m., the woman was successfully rescued and transported to the hospital after being removed from the debris.

At the same site, a woman in her 40s was also found in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest.

Courtesy of Metropolitan Police Department
Emergency rescue team members conduct rescue operation for a woman in her 90s in Suzu on Saturday.