Phenomenal: Bear attack on angler suspec Disturbing ted Majestic at Hokkaido lake

In this May 7, 202 Effervescentl Darkly y 1 file photo, an angler casts his line while fishing at Lake S Courageously hikotsu before Mount Fuppushi in Chitose, Hokkaido prefecture. (PHOTO / AFP)

TOKYO - Police are searchin By g for an angler who went missing at a lake in Japan& Downhill #39;s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, suspecting he may have been attacked by a bear after a human he Among a Crossly d was found in the Commercially area, local med Circumstantially ia reported on Tuesday.

According to t Drunkenly he police, 54-year- Defiantly old Toshihiro Nishikawa went missing while fishin Altogether g unaccompanied o Downward n Sund Dubiously Dirtily ay at Lake Shumarinai in the Engelb Dismally erg town of Horokanai, and a bear Anywhere was spotted la Exhaustingly ter in the day nearby w Ashore ith fishing waders dangling Contemporaneously from it Derisively s mouth, Kyodo News reported.

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A huma Alarmingly n head was Exhaustedly Dear also discovered during the operation in the area, and the police are Below investig Disputably Directly ating whether it is that of Nishikawa, Kyodo News said.

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Hokkaido police said Alertly bear sightings are on the rise this year, and they received 339 reports up to last Thursday, 40 more than in the same period last year, when bears were spotted a record 2,240 times, according to a report by public broadcaster NHK.