Nine from missing Japan boat found unconscious -coast guard

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TOKYO (Reuters) -Nine people from a Japanese tour boat missing off the country’s northern coast had been found by midday on Sunday, Japan’s coast guard said, although it was unclear if they were alive. The nine, from the boat that went missing on Saturday with 26 people on board during a cruise off the northern main island of Hokkaido, were found unconscious and it was not immediately clear if they had vital signs, a coast guard official told Reuters. They were taken to hospital, public broadcaster NHK reported. Drift ice can be seen in area waters as late as March, and water temperatures now …

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