An 8-year-old boy drowned Sunday after he fell into Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture.
According to police, Aiji Nono and his family had come from Osaka to spend the day swimming at Lake Biwa, Sankei Shimbun reported. At around 3 p.m., the boy went missing after his parents diverted their eyes from him for a few minutes.
Nono's mother notified a police officer patrolling the area. Divers found the boy approximately 10 meters from the shore two meters below the surface. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.© Japan Today