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Man drowns after being thrown or pushed into the sea by 2 men in Shizuoka Prefecture


Police in Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested two men in their 20s on suspicion of manslaughter after they allegedly threw or pushed a 20-year-old man into the sea from a quay where he drowned.

According to police, the incident occurred at around midnight Wednesday. TV Asahi reported that someone called 119 and said a friend had fallen into the sea and was nowhere to be seen.

Police and firefighters went to the scene and found a group about 10 men and women. The body of Tokiya Yasuda was retrieved from the sea and he was declared dead at the scene. Police said there were no signs of external injury on his body and it appeared that he had drowned.

Based on eyewitness accounts, police arrested two of the group — Masaki Matsuura, 20, and Kento Hayashi, 21 — for sending Yasuda into the sea, causing his death. Police did not say if the two suspects have admitted to the allegation or not.

The group had arranged on social media to gather at the quay for a birthday celebration.

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What’s with this rash of pushing crimes? Yesterday, we had a fellow pushing people off a train platform. Today, it’s off a quay.


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I think this may have not been a crime but a drunken play fight that over estimated the victims abilities.

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Sheesh... gathered for a birthday, led away in cuffs for murder. Hope these guys spend their stints in prison realizing that pushing someone into the sea is maybe not the best idea.

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What’s with this rash of pushing crimes? Yesterday, we had a fellow pushing people off a train platform. Today, it’s off a quay.

And you believe the two are related?

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My assumption after reading this article would be you have some young kids who perhaps met up was having a good time perhaps drinking was involved and it was all fun and games and in the spirit of the moment they pushed a friend into the sea. I have been at parties where a swimming pool is and I have seen people pick their friend up and you can hear the person saying "I can't swim but the friends thinking its funny dumps their friend anyways" only to realize him/her struggling to try to get out in most cases those around who can swim get the person out. Its not funny after that! In this case it could have been all fun and games but the end result is tragic and now the laughter is silenced!

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