5 children swept out to sea in Miyazaki; one drowns
Japan Today -- Jun 20
An 11-year-old girl drowned after she and four other children were swept out to sea while playing at the shore in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture.

Police said that the five children were swimming at Isagahama beach at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Fuji TV reported that the beach was not open for swimming and the waves were higher than usual due to an approaching typhoon.

According to police, Mana Inadome and a friend were swept out to sea and three junior-high students who tried to help them were also caught in the current.

宮崎県日向市の伊勢ケ浜海水浴場で小中学生の計5人が一時海に流され、小学6年生の稲­留真奈さん(11)が死亡した。6月19日午後5時すぎ、小学6年生の女子児童2人と­中学2年の生徒3人が海で遊んでいたところ小学生2人が海に流され、助けようとした中­学生3人も一緒に流された。近くにいた人が通報し、消防と警察が救助にあたった。4人­は自力で岸にたどり着いたが、1時間後、稲留さんが海の中で沈んでいるのを発見した。­伊勢ケ浜海水浴場はまだ海開きはしておらず、当時は強風注意報が出されており、最大2­メートルの波があったという。
News sources: Japan Today, TomoNewsJP
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