A 10-year-old boy died Monday afternoon after plunging into the ocean to save his younger brother who had fallen into the harbor in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture.
According to police, five children had been playing near a steep drop at the harbor around 5 p.m. when a 4-year-old boy stumbled and fell into the water. His older brother jumped in to save him while emergency officials were called, and although both boys were rescued and rushed to the hospital, the older boy, 10-year-old Akito Arimura, died soon after, police said.
The younger boy was temporarily unconscious but recovered. Akito was to enter 5th grade from Tuesday.© News reports