Body of Missing Boatman Found Near Kyoto Sightseeing Boat Accident Site

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Rescue workers search for a missing boatman in the Hozu River in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, on Tuesday.

KYOTO — The body of a boatman who went missing in a sightseeing boat accident on Tuesday in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, has been found downriver from the accident site, the police announced on Thursday.

The police confirmed that the body was that of the 40-year-old boatman who went missing in the accident.

At around 11 a.m. Tuesday, an oar-powered sightseeing boat carrying 25 passengers and four boatmen on the Hozu River hit a rock and capsized, throwing all passengers into the river. A 51-year-old boatman also died.