3 People Caught by Mt. Daisen Avalanche in Tottori Prefecture; One Escapes (Update 1)

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Mt. Daisen in 2022

Three people were caught by an avalanche at Mt. Daisen in Tottori Prefecture on Saturday, according to police.

One of the three escaped the avalanche to safety, police said.

Police received a report at 12:30 p.m. about the accident from a person believed to be a climber. Prefectural police and rescue officers are rushing to assess the scene.

According to a local meteorological observatory, an avalanche advisory had been issued since Saturday morning for the central and western parts of Tottori Prefecture, where the 1,729-meter mountain is located.