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GIFU (Kyodo) A helicopter retrieved a body Monday from a mountain in Gifu Prefecture where three climbers were reported missing, while seven alpinists were rescued from another Gifu mountain, police said.

The deceased was identified as Mitsuru Honjo, 58, one of three climbers from Kobe who according to their alpine club were unaccounted for on Mount Okuhotakadate on Saturday. The two others are Mikio Zenitai, 52 and nurse Aiko Irie, 58, the police said.

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