An 11-year-old boy drowned in a river in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday afternoon.
Police said Sunday that the boy, Fuga Takahashi, had gone to the Kiku river to play with two classmates. At around 4:15 p.m., the two classmates went to a nearby resident and asked for help, saying Takahashi had gotten into difficulties in the river and disappeared, Fuji TV reported. The resident then called 119.
Divers found the boy's body on the riverbed about two hours later. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 7 p.m. Saturday.
The river is about 70 meters wide and 1 1/2 meters deep where Takahashi went under, police said.© Japan Today