78-year-old woman drowns after falling into lake


A 78-year-old woman drowned after she apparently fell into a small lake in Nagoya on Saturday afternoon.

Police said a local resident who had come to the lake in Tenpaku Ward to fish alerted them at around 4:15 p.m. that the walker (a device with wheels used by elderly or disabled people to walk) of a woman who lived nearby was at the edge of the lake but there was no sign of her, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Divers searched the lake and found the body of the woman, Wakako Kubo, floating face down. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police believe Kubo was walking near the edge of the lake when she lost her balance and fell into the water. The spot at which she fell in is about 1.3 meters deep.

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I think a 'walker ' is Japanese English, I think they mean a Zimmer frame or some such device. 78yrs old is not really that old, may she rest in peace

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I wouldn’t know what a “zimmer” is. A walker, I understand.

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Did she drown herself on purpose?

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Patricia, she fell in, 'apparently'.

If she had thrown herself in, as seems to be just as likely, I agree, then the title would be "78-yr-old woman drowns in lake. (...found drowned in lake)" (No suggestion as to cause.)

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We will never know the truth since it died with her.

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