A 77-year-old woman and her 57-year-old son who went missing on a mountain in Akita Prefecture 10 days ago, have been found alive and well, police said Wednesday.
According to police, Kisa Tsushima and her son Seiki, from Odate, Akita Prefecture, went picking bamboo shoots in a forest on Mt Tashiro that borders Akita and Aomori prefectures on June 15, Sankei Shimbun reported.
When they failed to return, a search was launched but no trace of the two were found. Police called off the search on June 20. On Wednesday morning, at around 8 a.m., Kisa was found near a path by a man picking plants on the Aomori side of the mountain near the town of Owani. It was six kilometers away from where she and her son had gone up the mountain.
Police said Tsushima told them she and her son stuck together by drinking water from a stream and eating vegetables, Sankei reported. However, she said that on June 23, her son became too weak to move and she had to leave him to try and find help.
After Kisa was found, police launched another search for Seiki and he was spotted by a helicopter at around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both Kisa and Seiki are weak but their condition is stable, police said.© Japan Today