A 6-year-old boy drowned in a public swimming pool in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, police said Sunday.
The incident occurred at around noon on Saturday. According to police, the victim was a boy who had come with his family from Higashi-Osaka City, Fuji TV reported. The boy was found on the bottom of the pool and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to a company that manages the city's swimming facilities, one lifeguard and four to five other staff were on duty at the time.© Japan Today