Six people died in water-related accidents in Japan on Sunday, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency and prefectural police said.
In one incident, an 8-year-old girl drowned while swimming with her family in the Nagara River in Seki, Gifu Prefecture, Fuji TV reported. In another incident in Iwate Prefecture, a 16-year-old boy drowned while swimming at a beach in Hirono.
In Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture, a father and son were snorkeling in the ocean when they got into difficulties. They were rescued but the father was unconscious and died later in hospital.
In Nishi-Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, a 66-year-old man died while swimming in the ocean with his family, and in Eiheiji, Fukui Prefecture, a 65-year-old man died while fishing in a river. In Otsuki, Kochi Prefecture, a 40-year-old woman drowned while diving.
Meanwhile, in Kobe, a 12-year-old boy is in a coma after losing consciousness while swimming with his family.© Japan Today