Two school children who went missing on a mountain in Shiga Prefecture on Monday afternoon were found safe shortly before noon on Tuesday.
Officials said the two sixth graders were tired when they were brought down from the mountain, TBS reported. The children said they had eaten chocolates and onigiri.
About 250 police and firefighters had set out on Tuesday morning to search for the two. They were part of a group of 75 sixth-grade students and eight teachers from Josei Gakuin school in Osaka, who were climbing 800-meter-high Mt Akasaka on Monday. They were also accompanied by a guide.
TBS reported that when the group reached the summit, the two children were missing. Teachers said that the two -- a boy and a girl -- and two other children had apparently wandered off on a wrong path just after noon. Two of the four realized they were lost and came back, but the other two kept going, teachers were quoted as saying.© Japan Today