Police in Nanto Toyama Prefecture, said Sunday that the body of a 4-year-old boy who disappeared while playing in the backyard of his home on Saturday afternoon has been found after he apparently fell into an agricultural waterway and drowned.
Police believe that the boy, Koki Tawara, fell into the ditch that runs by the back of his house where he was last seen at around 4 p.m. Saturday, TV Asahi reported. There is no fence between the backyard and the ditch. Koki's father notified police at around 5 p.m.
On Sunday, about 80 police and local residents searched the area and the waterway. Koki's body was found at around 5 p.m. about 1.2 kilometers downstream from his home.
The waterway is about 60 cms wide and 30 cms deep.© Japan Today