Seven people died, two were seriously injured and one other remains missing after water-related accidents across Japan on Sunday.
In Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, a 7-year-old girl was playing in the Kushida River when she got into difficulties and drowned at around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Fuji TV reported. She had been at the river with her family for a BBQ.
In Hita, Oita Prefecture, the body of a 75-year-old man who had gone fishing at the Tsurugawachi River was found. In Nara Prefecture, in the town of Yoshino, a 56-year-old man died in the Yoshino River, police said.
Water-related deaths also occurred at bathing beaches, including a 32-year-old man in Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture, a 62-year-old man in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, and another man in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture.
In addition, a 65-year-old man who was skin diving off the coast of Kagawa Prefecture near the city Sanuki drowned.
Elsewhere, a 6-year-old boy was washed away by strong currents in the Sagami River in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, and was in a state of cardiac arrest, police said.
In Shiga Prefecture, a man operating his motor boat on Lake Biwa fell overboard and was still missing on Monday morning.© Japan Today