Japan Coast Guard finds third sailor as search for missing ship with 43 sailors and 5,800 cows aboard continues

Japan's 10th Regional Coast Guard said it rescued a man who is believed to be a crew member of a missing cargo ship.

(CNN)A third man has been found floating in a life raft in the waters off Japan after a cargo ship with 43 people and almost 6,000 cows aboard went missing during Typhoon Maysak, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

The man, a 30-year-old Filipino named Jay-Nel Rosals was found on Friday afternoon two kilometers (1.2 miles) from Kodakara Island, the Coast Guard said. He was taken to hospital, and is alive, walking and talking, it added.
He is only the third person to be found after the Gulf Livestock 1 transmitted a distress signal early Wednesday when it was about 185 kilometers (115 miles) west of Amami Oshima island.
    A lone Filipino sailor was rescued late Wednesday, after more than half a day in the water. He was in good condition, the Coast Guard said.
      A second crew member was found floating unconscious on Friday morning near Japan's Amami Oshima island, about midway between Okinawa and Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island. He was taken to hospital, according to a Coast Guard statement sent to CNN, but a later statement from the Coast Guard said that he had died.
      The man was found on Friday afternoon two kilometers (1.2 miles) from Japan's Kodakara Island.
      Just after 4 p.m. local time (3 a.m.) on Friday -- around the same time that Rosals was located -- rescuers found an empty lifeboat further out to sea, at around four kilometers east of Kodakara Island. Japan's Coast Guard also said that they found some oil spillage around 150 kilometers from Amami Oshima Island.
      The Coast Guard also found a body of a cow near Amami Oshima island on Friday. According to the Coast Guard, the search and rescue operation is ongoing, and no other cow carcasses have been found.
        The area in the East China Sea was being battered by the powerful typhoon, equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane with winds of at least 130 mph, at the time the ship went missing.
        The Japan Coast Guard also located an empty life raft on Friday.