A 58-year-old hunter died on Sunday morning after being bitten by a wild boar on a mountain near Iyo City, Ehime Prefecture. Takami Uomi was found bleeding from the stomach by his hunting friends around 10:15 a.m. He was taken to hospital in Matsuyama City but died shortly after arrival.
The fire department said Uomi seems to have been attacked by a wild boar because he told his friends via a walkie talkie that he was chasing a boar. Police said Uomi’s friends later shot dead a boar believed to be the one that attacked Uomi.