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Three missing at Ibaraki beaches

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Three swimmers were reported missing at different beaches in Ibaraki Prefecture on Tuesday.

According to rescue officials, eight classmates were swimming at Nikkawahama in Kamisu City when a 14-year-old boy suddenly went missing just after 10 a.m. In the second incident, a 30-year-old Korean man disappeared in the water at Shimotsu Beach in Kashima City just after noon. And finally, at 3 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was swept away at Hirai Beach.

Police and rescuers continued their search at all three locations on Wednesday morning.

© News reports

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The surf wasn't so big on Tuesday. Hirai beach is one of the most popular beaches in Ibaraki yet, there are no lifeguards and they want to charge you ¥800 to park your car there in summer, which really P's-me-off cos the beach gets disgustingly dirty and covered in garbage, both domestic and industrial. Where does all the money go from parking fees? Lining some fat-cat's pocket, no doubt. It definitely doesn't go towards beach cleaning or lifeguards.

Note to all Japanese people: Stay out of the surf!

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Wonder if there is a correlation between the earthquakes and these mishaps. I always worry that the reactionary locals dont quite know how to interpret data and deliver information.

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Probably abucted by a North Korean sub...

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dead

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Yep, sad state of affairs on these beaches. Take the money and run, no safety precautions at all.

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