Two brothers, aged 3 and 10, were killed when the rubber boat they were in with their father was hit by a jet ski on the Kiso River in Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture, on Sunday.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Fuji TV reported that the two brothers, their 8-year-old sister and their father, 35, were in the inflatable boat when it was hit by a jet ski.
The four occupants of the rubber boat were knocked into the water by the impact, as well as the 27-year-old woman on the jet ski. All five were taken to hospital, but the two brothers, who had been pulled from the water in a state of cardio-pulmonary arrest, were pronounced dead.
Police said the family were Japanese-Brazilian and had been part of a group attending a BBQ near the river.
Police said the woman driving the jet ski -- also a Japanese-Brazilian -- did not have a license and has been arrested on a charge of negligence resulting in death. She was quoted by police as saying she lost control of the jet ski when it started to accelerate.© Japan Today