A Tokyo police officer was found dead and his female colleague is missing on Mt. Tanigawa in eastern Japan, local police said on Tuesday, two days after receiving a crisis call.
The body of 43-year-old Kenji Konagai was discovered by a police helicopter at 8:40 am after his trekking companion, a 52-year-old woman, also received a call from the Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday afternoon, saying they had slipped and Could not get up .
Former police said Kongagai was found about 250 meters down a path on a 1,977-meter mountain at a point in Minakami, Gumma Prefecture.
Police will continue to search for a female officer on Wednesday.
Mount Tanigawa is a popular mountain for travelers and climbers with easy access from the metropolitan area of Tokyo. While its elevation is relatively low compared to the Central Japan mountain range known as the Alps of Japan, which includes peaks of more than 3,000 meters. Tanigawa has steep, rocky trails and sudden weather changes that can cause accidents. – Kyodo
Three people are in distress while climbing and are in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. Around 3:30 pm, police were told that “one of three parties slipped” at Mount Yarigatake in the northern Alps, which surrounds Nagano and Gifu Prefectures. – MnnewsCH