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Defiant Japanese boat captain rode out tsunami ***VIDEO***

 
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Defiant Japanese boat captain rode out tsunami ***VIDEO***
Oshima, Japan (CNN) -- Susumu Sugawara looks bemused and a little embarrassed at all the attention he's getting.

The 64 year old has become a local hero on the Japanese island of Oshima. Smashed boats adorn the coastline of this once-idyllic tourist spot, but Sugawara's pride and joy, "Sunflower" is intact and working overtime transporting people and aid to and from the island. It can hold around 20 people at a time.

When the tsunami came, everyone ran to the hills. But Sugawara ran to his boat and steered it into deeper waters. "I knew if I didn't save my boat, my island would be isolated and in trouble," he tells CNN.

As he passed his other boats, used for fishing abalone, he said goodbye to them, apologizing that he could not save them all.

Then the first wave came. Sugawara says he is used to seeing waves up to 5 meters high but this was four-times that size.

"My feeling at this moment is indescribable," he says with glistening eyes. "I talked to my boat and said you've been with me 42 years. If we live or die, then we'll be together, then I pushed on full throttle."

"Here was my boat and here was the wave," he says, holding one hand low and the other stretched high above his head. "I climbed the wave like a mountain. When I thought I had got to the top, the wave got even bigger."

[link to edition.cnn.com]
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Re: Defiant Japanese boat captain rode out tsunami ***VIDEO***
Not long before his story makes Hollywood.

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04/03/2011 12:52 PM
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Re: Defiant Japanese boat captain rode out tsunami ***VIDEO***
BANZAI, BROTHER! applause2applause2applause2

That woulda been quite a ride!
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