A 49-year-old man from Saitama Prefecture who was in distress near Fukimine in the Northern Alps on the border of Toyama and Nagano prefectures was rescued by helicopter for the first time in eight days after going missing on the 20th. It means that there is no difference in life.
The person rescued was a 49-year-old male office worker from Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture.
According to the police, on the 17th of this month, a climber who was near the Mt. Fukimine in the Northern Alps reported to the police that he heard a voice from the Toyama Prefecture side saying, "Help me."
When the police searched by helicopter, they heard calls for help, but the search was difficult due to thick fog and overgrown trees, and on the second and third days of the search, although voices were heard, they could not be found.
On the evening of the 2th, the fourth day, they found a man waving in a valley about 3 km west of Fukitake and rescued him by helicopter.
He was taken to a hospital in Toyama Prefecture and his life is not in danger.
The man was scheduled to enter the mountain from Tsugaike Highland in Nagano Prefecture and descend the mountain at Karamatsudake from the 4th of this month, but his family reported it to the police because he could not be contacted even on the night of the 20th.
When he was rescued, he was wearing rain gear, a helmet and a rucksack, and told the police that he had gone off the trail and got lost.
Police are taking a closer look at the situation at that time.