A 17-year-old boy drowned Sunday after he jumped into a river in Shioya, Tochigi Prefecture.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 1 p.m. TV Asahi reported that the boy, identified as Kazunari Tashiro, jumped into the river from atop a three meter-high rocky ledge. Three friends who were with him told police he never resurfaced after hitting the water.
Rescue workers were called and found Tashiro downstream, police said. The boy was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.© Japan Today