A 6 year-old boy drowned during a fishing trip with his father in Chiba Prefecture on Sunday, police said. Just after 3 p.m., police received a call from a woman reporting that a boy was missing in an area around a large pond in Wakaba Ward.
A rescue team rushed to the scene and found the boy's father frantically searching the pond. The boy's body was found beneath the surface by divers about 50 minutes later. The boy was rushed to the hospital but confirmed dead soon after.
According to authorities, the boy, identified as kindergarten student Yuto Oogawa, was on a fishing trip with his father, 33. The father said he had gone to the car to retrieve fishing gear and when he returned, his son was missing. He asked a passerby to call police while he searched for his son.© News reports