Two hikers die on Yakushima mountain
Japan Times -- Jun 13
Two hikers in their 60s were found dead Monday on a mountain on the island of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture, police said.

They were identified as Kanako Yamada, 69, of Kagoshima, who vanished in a swollen stream Sunday morning, and Kazunori Tanaka, 67, also of Kagoshima, a member of the same hiking group who had gone to search for her, the police said.

The rest of the party descended safely after Yamada got swept away at around 9:20 a.m.

Police officers and local rescue workers found the missing pair in a stream early Monday.

Yamada and Tanaka were later confirmed dead at a hospital on the heavily forested World Heritage site.

The two were in a party of five that set out Friday to climb 1,936-meter Mount Miyanoura. They were between 50 and 80 years old and came from Fukuoka, Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures.

鹿児島県の屋久島で11日、登山中に沢に流された女性と捜しに向かった男性が行方不明になり、12日朝になってこの男女とみられる2人が心肺停止の状態で見つかり、その後、死亡が確認されました。
News sources: Japan Times, ANNnewsCH
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