A 13-year-old boy apparently jumped to his death from a communications tower in a field in Gosen, Niigata Prefecture, on Monday morning.
According to police, the boy's body was found below at the 30-meter-high tower at around 7:30 a.m. NTV reported that the boy was confirmed dead at the scene. Police believed he climbed up a ladder on the side of the tower.
According to the boy's school, he had not attended school since the third semester began. On Friday, a school official visited the boy at his home to see if everything was OK and if he would be attending Monday's school opening ceremony. The boy said he was fine, the school said.
The boy's family reported him missing on Sunday afternoon.© Japan Today