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.

News sources: Japan Today, TomoNewsJP
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