Coast Guard deploys ocean device to search for missing Japanese sisters


The U.S. Coast Guard deployed today, Thursday, a device into the ocean that simulates a human body, leading investigators to move the search for the missing two Japanese sisters to the Tanapag Lagoon.

As this developed, the Department of Public Safety released today, Thursday, photos of missing sisters Chinatsu Yamada and Natsuki Yamada. The photos have been obtained by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and are being released as authorities urged citizens to help in the search.

More details to follow.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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