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Man with local ties is safe after tsunami scare, his family says

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NEW LONDON -- Elaine Awe of New London says her grandson, Jon Awe, is safe, unharmed and back in South Korea.

Jon Awe was on an airplane that landed at the Sendai, Japan, airport just minutes before the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the area Friday.


"We're so relieved that he wasn't hurt," Elaine Awe said Sunday.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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