Japanese teen reunited with football lost in tsunami
GOOD news. Firstly, Japanese teenager Misaki Murakami has got his ball back. The football was swept out to sea on March 2011 when a tsunami hit the town of Rikuzen-takata. It’s turned up on Alaska’s Middleton Island, 70 miles from the US mainland. American David Baxter found it on the beach.
US man David Baxter on a beach in Middleton Island. He gave it to his Japanese-born wife to look at, and she translated the message - Mr Murakami had been given the ball as a memento by his old school mates; his name and the name of his school were on his ball. Says the 16-year-old:
“I’m very grateful as I’ve so far found nothing that I’d owned.”
The Baxters also found a volleyball. The search is on for a Mr or Mrs “Mikasa“.
Menawhile, the football last seen being kicked by David Beckham, in the video is presumed lost in space…