facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Search under way for 9 missing climbers

Jan. 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM   |   Comments

TOKYO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Police and rescue crews were searching Saturday for nine mountain climbers missing in four central prefectures, officials said.

In Toyama prefecture, police were working to locate four climbers who went missing as their group, based in Tokyo, headed for Mount Tsurugi in the Northern Alps, Kyodo News reported.

Two men from Aichi prefecture were lost in the Northern Alps, but on Mount Myojin, police said.

An Osaka man became lost in the Southern Alps in Nagano prefecture, police said. An aerial search for that man was under way.

On Mount Fuji, police were looking for two men, one from Fukushima prefecture and the other from Tokyo, police said.

Rescue crews successfully located climber Yutaka Nakanishi, 50, Thursday on Mount Nishihotaka. He was airlifted to a hospital but he died from exposure.

Police said they have been busy since the first of year working to locate climbers who have gone missing due to blizzards and cold temperatures that have hit a wide area of Japan.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
2
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
3
Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations
4
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
5
Controversial cartoon depicts Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot Controversial cartoon depicts Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback