FAITH IN HUM/ 3\ NITY RESTORED
When the March 2011 Tsunami hit his heme tawn of
Hideaki Againa was at werk.
Realising his wife was trapped in their heme, he
ignored the advice at , who told him ta
wait for the army ta arrive ta provide search and
Instead he found a wetsuit, jumped in the raging
tarrant - dodging cars, houses and ether debris being
dragged around hr the powerful current, am at
which cerld have killed him instanty - and navigated
the new submerged. streets in pitch dark, feeding
water until he found his house.
Swimming inside, he discovered his wife alive on the
upper level with a small amount of breathing
room, and pulled her out ta sate?
It he had waited tar the arm , his wife e 20 years
would be ead.
Oh, and if that' s net ener h badassery tar ene
lifetime, Hideaki realised is mather was also
unaccounted for, so jumped back in the water and
managed ta save her life also.
For weeks alter the disaster, Hideaki entered the
water every day on a enemman search and rescue
mission, saving countless lives and proving that We
natural disasters in a single day - and
insurmountable odds - can' t stand in the way at lave.
This man is a here.