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Body of 7-year-old boy found floating in sea


The body of a 7-year-old boy was found floating in the sea at a port in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Sunday morning.

According to police, a passerby spotted the body near a sea wall at around 8 a.m. and notified police, Fuji TV reported. The boy was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police said there were no external signs of injury on the body which was fully clothed and that it appeared the boy drowned.

The boy’s mother had noticed he was missing when she got up and called police.

Police believe the boy might have been walking or running along the edge of the pier when he fell into the water.

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sad tragic and painful story

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Learn to better keep track of your kids. Reinforce safety and what they should NOT be doing.

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As I sit here with my nearly 6 yo son, at the front end of long holiday period, I can't imagine how I would feel if he was suddenly gone in a tragic accident. Devastated would not begin to describe it.

My heartfelt condolences to the family.

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Were they visitors or residents ?

When you grow up beside the sea, you know the dangers, though if you're a townie or city folk, such dangers are just waiting to be discovered. Warnings leaflets perhaps should be encouraged/mandatory in all short stay accommodations ? Or even, on the trains heading down to those locations - a fun guide to being safe (targeted at Kids would be good).

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