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Searchers look for man seen on YouTube falling on Mount Fuji

/ 03:53 PM October 30, 2019
Searchers look for man seen on YouTube falling on Mount Fuji

In this August 27, 2019, photo, the shadow of Mt. Fuji is casted on clouds hanging below the summit, in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. Japanese police are searching for a YouTuber seen falling while live-streaming his climb up Mt. Fuji. Police in the Shizuoka prefecture, home to Japan’s highest mountain, said a search by a 10-member rescue team continued Wednesday, October 30, 2019, for a second day after the man was seen falling down the snow-covered slope near the peak. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

TOKYO — Japanese police are searching for a man who was seen falling while live-streaming his climb up Mount Fuji on YouTube.

Police in Shizuoka prefecture, home to Japan’s highest mountain, said 10 rescuers were searching for a second day on Wednesday after the man was seen falling down a snow-covered slope near the peak.

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The video, “Let’s Go to Snowy Mt. Fuji,” shows a man who identified himself as TEDZU, panting and saying his fingers are freezing and he has trouble operating his smartphone.

The man, walking along a fence and apparently nearing the summit, said he was slipping. The video showed him going feet up, his hiking gear hurtling away before ending abruptly.

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Mount Fuji climbing season ended last month. /kga

TOPICS: International news, Japan, Mt. Fuji, News, police, Social Media, TEDZU, World, World News, Youtube
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