Twenty sumo wrestlers rescued a drowning woman in a river. In the early morning on June 10, a 75-year-old man noticed a woman drowning in Kenaga River in Adachi ward of Tokyo. He reached out to grab her hands, but could not pull her out of the water. He made a 911 call and cried out for help. Twenty sumo wrestlers from the Sakaigawa stable in the neighborhood rushed to rescue the woman when they heard the voice. They lifted her effortlessly from the 2-meter-deep river (about 6.5 feet) and transferred her to the ambulance. She is in fair and stable condition.
Takenotsuka police station is expected to offer a letter of gratitude to the Sakaigawa stable.