Two university students drowned while swimming in Lake Nojiri, Nagano Prefecture, police said Saturday.
According to police, an emergency call was received at around 5 p.m. on Friday from an individual claiming that a boy and a girl were feared drowned in the lake. TBS reported that police rushed to the scene and recovered the bodies of 20-year-old Takuya Yada and 18-year-old Chikako Noro from the water. The pair, who were both students at Komazawa University, were confirmed dead a short time later.
Around 60 members of the university's wind musical instrument club were staying at a dormitory near the lake as part of their Golden Week vacation, police said. A group of around 30 students swam out to Biwa Island in the middle of the lake and began playing in the water. A short time later it was noticed that Yada and Noro were missing.
Police say the deaths are not being treated as suspicious. The water was five meters deep where the two students went under.© Japan Today