A 59-year-old man was killed after he was flung overboard when the pleasure boat he was on collided with another boat, police said Thursday.
According to officials from the Yokosuka Maritime Safety Agency, the collision between the two pleasure boats occurred off Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. TBS reported the accident occurred approximately 2,400 meters east of the Tomyozaki cape between two boats named Kazumaru No. 3 and Chikakano No. 2.
Police said Yoshitake Okada was aboard the Chikakano II when the boats collided and was hurled overboard from the force of impact. Although rescue workers from the Maritime Safety Agency found Okada and plucked him from the water, he did not survive the trip to the hospital and was confirmed dead on arrival. According to reports, no one else was injured in the accident.
Maritime Safety Agency officials told reporters that at the time of the accident, the weather had been clear, the waves had been mild, and visibility was at a relative high, TBS reported. Investigators are looking into the events leading up to the accident.© Japan Today