In Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture, two men who are believed to have been snowboarding in the "backcountry" outside the ski resort course have been missing since the 8th of this month, and the police suspect that they may have been in distress. We have been searching since the morning of the 11th.

Two people are missing: a 31-year-old man from Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, and a 34-year-old acquaintance from Matsukawa Village.

According to the police, on the 8th of this month, the two visited Happo-One Ski Resort in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture to snowboard, and the climbing report stated that they were planning to ski in the mountain area outside the course as a day trip. It is said that the car that seems to have been driven by two people was parked in the parking lot of the ski resort.

Under these circumstances, the police and others suspected that the two people may have been in trouble while skiing in the backcountry, and on the 9th and 10th, they searched the surrounding area and the nearby mountain area, but the two were found. did not.

On the 11th, after 7:00 am, eight police officers and others resumed search activities, intensively searching around Happoone in the Northern Alps, and if the weather is good, they will consider using a helicopter.