Searchers look for man seen on YouTube falling on Mount Fuji
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.
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.
Mount Fuji climbing season ended last month. /kga
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