Student Swept Away by High Waves

Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan at 7:00 am, 31 December 2010 - A group of high school students had come to watch the sunrise when two young men decide to "play chicken" on the breakwater and are swept away by waves. one of the manages to swim to shore, but his friend was found hour and a half later floating in shallow water 300 meters down the beach and was was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.

Strong winds and high surf warning had been issued by the local authorities.

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**I find the contrast with the beautiful scenery and other kids laughing while the young men struggle for the lives eerie..**