A five-year-old boy drowned in a pond five years after his older sister drowned in the same pond in Mitoyo, Kagawa Prefecture.
According to police, the body of Ryuki Yano was found floating in the pond by a local resident at around the 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Fuji TV reported that the boy was in a state of cardio-respiratory arrest. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police said the boy was last seen playing outside by his mother at around 5:40 p.m. His mother called out to him to come inside but apparently the boy went out again, without his mother knowing.
Ryuki's older sister, who was then 3, drowned in the same pond five years ago. It is about 5.5 meters deep. There is a 1.1-meter-tall fence around the pond; however, in one part, there is a walkway.© Japan Today