River Boat in Kyoto Capsizes, One Crewman Dead

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A stranded boat is seen on the Hozu River in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, on Tuesday.

A tourist boat that runs the Hozu River capsized Tuesday on the river in Kyoto Prefecture and a crewman was dead, according to the local fire department.

There were 25 passengers aboard including three children, and four crewmen.

While all passengers were rescued, a 51-year-old crewman was confirmed dead and another crewman is missing.The local police and fire department are searching for the missing crewman.

The Hozu River is a popular sightseeing course that takes about two hours to sail down the 16-km-long mountain stream from Kameoka to Arashiyama in the prefecture. The boat is believed to have run aground near Otakase, where the current is strong.