2-month-old baby boy drowns in Nagano river

Posted on April 30, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

Apr. 30, 2012 NAGANO —

Police said Monday they are investigating the circumstances in which a 2-month-old baby boy drowned on Saturday after he fell into a river in Nagano Prefecture.

According to police, the boy, who has been named as Zen Okada, was playing by the Matsukawa River near his home in Iida at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday when he is believed to have fallen into the river and was carried downstream, Fuji TV reported.

The boy’s family contacted the emergency services who arranged a search by boat and helicopter on Sunday morning. The infant’s body was found around 900 meters downstream of where he was lost.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances that led up to the incident. The child was with his mother and older brother when the incident occurred, Fuji quoted police as saying.

Japan Today

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