On the night of the 29th, four people on a scallop farming boat fell into the sea off the coast of Mutsu Bay in Aomori Prefecture, and three people have been confirmed dead so far.

One person has not yet been found, and the Japan Coast Guard and other authorities are searching for him.

Around 7:30 p.m. on the 29th, a report was received that the four crew members of the scallop farming fishing boat "Takamaru" operated by the Yokohama Town Fisheries Cooperative Association in Aomori Prefecture had not returned, and when the Japan Coast Guard searched, they found the ship to the west of Yokohama Fishing Port. Three crew members were found adrift approximately 1.2 kilometers out to sea.

The three people

, Takahiro Kikuchi (51)

, Eijiro Kikuchi (87)

, and Takemi Takeda (78),

all from Yokohama Town, were confirmed dead.

Meanwhile, the whereabouts of another crew member, Hiroki Ota (43), are still unknown, and the Japan Coast Guard, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and local fishing boats are continuing to search.

According to the Japan Coast Guard, a fishing boat was found on the seabed at a depth of 25 meters around 7:30 a.m. about 2 kilometers northwest of Yokohama Fishing Port.

The fishing boat left Genjigaura Fishing Port, north of Yokohama Fishing Port, and headed for offshore fishing grounds around 3:00 pm on the 29th to carry out scallop farming work.