TOKYO (NEWSnet/AP) — Three bodies were found inside a crater at the summit of Japan’s Mount Fuji, with one of them already brought down from the slopes, police said Thursday.

The identities of the people, including gender or age, were not confirmed.

An effort to bring back the two other bodies will continue Friday or later, depending on weather conditions, they said.

A search was called off for Thursday because of forecasts for heavy rainfall.

It’s unclear whether the three people were climbing the 12,388-foot mountain together, as the bodies were found several meters apart.

The official climbing season had not yet started when the climbers entered the mountain from the Shizuoka Prefecture side.

Fuji can be climbed from both Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. The climbing season kicks in for Yamanashi starting July 1.

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