Pool girl child died shortly after starting playing, August 16 at 17:58

An interview with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department revealed that an accident occurred when an elementary school girl died in a pool in Nerima-ku, Tokyo on the 15th, and the girl started playing in the pool about an hour before the discovery. The girl is found under playground equipment that floats on the surface of the water, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details.

On the afternoon of 15th, Yuka Morimoto (8), a third-grade elementary school student in Asaka, Saitama, was found in a pool at Toshimaen, an amusement park in Nerima-ku, Tokyo.

According to a subsequent investigation by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Mr. Morimoto came to play with his parents and sister in four families, and started playing with his father in the pool at about 1 pm, but soon he lost his whereabouts. That is.

Mr. Morimoto said that his father consulted with a watchman and called his name with a loudspeaker, but he was not found, and the watchman dived underwater at a scheduled check at 2pm, about an hour after he started playing. I found

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details of the fact that it may have fallen under some playground equipment for some reason when it becomes one person.

Water Athletic No safety standards

The playground equipment that floats on the surface of the water where the accident occurred this time is also called "water sports".

Some are large and popular with children. In recent years, it has been installed in many places such as pools and beaches.

On the other hand, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, there is no such safety standard for playground equipment, and safety management is left to the business.

National guidelines set forth the structure and equipment of the pool itself, but there is no rule regarding play equipment.