Bodies of two missing canoeists found in Chiba river
The bodies of a man, 47, and woman, 38, who went missing while canoeing on a river in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, on Saturday afternoon were found Sunday morning, police said.
According to NTV, the mother of the missing woman contacted police at 9 p.m. Saturday after her daughter did not return home from canoe training. Police said they had last been seen out on the Sakai River late Saturday morning.
Police and Maritime Safety Agency personnel conducted a search on Sunday morning and found the bodies in the water at Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, 20 kms from where they were last seen, NTV reported. The canoes were found nearby on the riverbank.
Police said the winds on the river were strong on Saturday afternoon.