The bodies of two boys who disappeared while swimming in a river last Saturday were found on Tuesday morning.
According to police, the two junior high school students, both aged 13, and two friends were swimming in the Kizu River on Saturday afternoon when they were swept away. The river was still swollen from the deluge caused by a typhoon a week earlier. Police said the river was about a meter and a half deep where the boys were swimming.
About 50 police divers and other rescue personnel searched the river on Sunday and Monday. However, a search and rescue helicopter spotted two bodies floating in the river about two kilometers downstream from where the boys were last seen just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, TBS reported. The bodies were retrieved and identified as the two missing boys, police said© Japan Today