On the afternoon of the 13th, a 51-year-old man who was climbing a mountain to maintain a mountain trail at Mt. Kanna in Gosen City, Niigata Prefecture was found buried in snow and was confirmed dead at the hospital to which he was transported.

The police are investigating the detailed situation at the time that the man is believed to have been caught in the avalanche.

After 2:00 pm on the 13th, Mr. Kosuke Kumakura (51), a liquor store salesman in Gobancho, Kamo City, was climbing the mountain with a group of 10 friends to maintain the mountain trail at Mt. Suganadake in Gosen City. I lost my way.

When group members searched for him, he was found halfway up the mountain buried in snow and taken to a hospital in Niigata City, where he was later confirmed dead.

According to the police, Mr. Kumakura and others were climbing the mountain to maintain the mountain trail for the participants of "Kankyu no Mizukumi", which draws the mountain spring water used for sake preparation, so Mr. Kumakura passed noon. It is believed that he started the descent by himself and was later caught in an avalanche.

The police are investigating the detailed situation at that time by listening to stories from members of the group.

The Kanto-Koshinetsu area will continue to be hot on the 14th, so the Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for caution against avalanches in areas with heavy snowfall.