Japanese firemen rescue 18 Americans trapped by heavy rain
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Local firemen rescued a group of American hikers who were stranded Sunday by an overflowing river in Ogimi, along the west coast of northern Okinawa, according to the Kunigami Region Firefighting headquarters.
The 18 hikers, including adults and young children, were stranded on a road that leads to Ta Waterfall, a popular visiting spot for locals and Americans on the island. The river became swollen due to heavy rain Sunday, said Seiya Shimabukuro of the fire department.
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