A 2-year-old boy was found dead on Tuesday night in a puddle in Koga City. Police said that Haruki Manaka was found floating in a small drainage reservoir some 50 meters from his home at around 9 p.m. The body of water was not enclosed and was dug about 2 meters wide, 1.5 meters long, and 70 cm deep.
Police said Haruki's mother took him to a playground about 100 meters from their home at around 2 p.m. When Haruki started playing with some dogs, his mother returned home briefly to take out the garbage.
When she returned to the playground, Haruki was gone, and she called police at 2.30 p.m. About 300 police officers and firefighters along with neighbors searched the neighborhood, and Haruki's body was found floating in the body of water at about 9 p.m. His body did not have any visible external injuries, police said.© News reports