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World Rescuers find body on Japan’s Mount Fuji after searching for mountaineer who fell during livestream

02:20  31 october  2019
02:20  31 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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A climber in Japan who appeared to fall while livestreaming his ascent of Mount Fuji may have been found after searchers recovered a body Wednesday Fuji ," shows a man who identifies himself as TEDZU climbing up a snow-covered path that appeared to be high above the clouds near the summit.

Police have found a body during a search for a man who fell while livestreaming his climb of Japan ’ s Mount Fuji . Rescuers found the body on Wednesday at an altitude of about 9,800ft up the 12,389ft mountain . They have not yet confirmed whether it is that of the man seen in the video.

A climber in Japan who appeared to fall while livestreaming his ascent of Mount Fuji may have been found after searchers recovered a body Wednesday, authorities said.

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A Japanese rescue team found a body at an altitude of 9,800 feet and are working to confirm whether it is the man seen falling Monday in the YouTube video, a Shizuoka prefectural police official said. Authorities began searching Japan’s highest mountain on Tuesday after getting calls from viewers of the livestream.

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Police have found a body during a search for a man who fell while livestreaming his climb of Japan ’ s Mount Fuji . Rescuers found the body on Wednesday at an altitude of about 9,800ft up the 12,389ft mountain . They have not yet confirmed whether it is that of the man seen in the video.

A body has been found on Mount Fuji in the search for a climber who is believed to have fallen while livestreaming his ascent. The man is thought to have slipped on snow along the highest peak in Japan on Monday. Police carried out a huge rescue operation but today said they found a body .

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The video, titled "Let's Go to Snowy Mt. Fuji," shows a man who identifies himself as TEDZU climbing up a snow-covered path that appeared to be high above the clouds near the summit. The man tells viewers the route is becoming dangerous as it begins to slope downward.

"Oh, this place is slippery, getting dangerous," the man says. "I'm trying to walk by the rocks, yes, rocks. It's a steep downhill."

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Authorities in Japan searching for man who appeared to fall in the middle of a live - streamed ascent of Mount Fuji have found a body , they said Wednesday.

A body was discovered at Mount Fuji on Wednesday afternoon following a search for a man who The rescuers discovered the body of an unspecified gender around the seventh station on the Climbing the tallest mountain in Japan from the fifth station to the summit is only allowed between

A helicopter and 10-member mountain rescue team began searching for the climber Tuesday morning, according to public broadcaster NHK. They reportedly found marks that appeared consistent with a person falling above the mountain’s seventh station.

While Mount Fuji’s climbing season ended last month, there is no law stopping people from entering when it’s closed, police said. They advised people not to climb when the iconic mountain is covered in snow because it's especially dangerous, according to NHK.

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Mount Fuji rises 12,388 feet, sitting between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. It is considered one of Japan's three sacred mountains, known for its volcanic power.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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