‘It would be reckless to swim’: Japanese police continue search for escaped convict on island

The whereabouts of a 27-year-old prison escapee remained unknown on Sunday, with a week-long search involving some 6,600 police officers on a small forested western Japan island failing to arrest the convicted thief.
Hiroshima and Ehime prefectural police have been pursuing Tatsuma Hirao on Mukaishima Island in the Seto Inland Sea since his escape on April 8 from a prison in the city of Imabari.
Police searchers have come up empty despite Hirao leaving clues of his whereabouts including…