British teenager dies while snorkelling in Greece

Harry Byatt 19 died while snorkelling
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A British watersports instructor died while swimming underwater and snorkelling in Greece, it has been reported.

Mr Byatt was found unconscious and brought to the surface, and CPR was administered on a rescue boat, but doctors and medical professionals could not revive him once he was brought to the shore.

"However, on arrival at the hospital he was pronounced dead".

Friend Louis Kennedy wrote on Facebook: "It's with regret I have to inform you that Harry Byatt has passed away".

"Harry was working in Greece as a dinghy instructor for the Peligoni Club in Zakynthos before the accident occurred".

"All we do know is that the accident occurred on the afternoon of the 6th August 2017".

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Harry has been described as a "beloved son, brother and friend" who was "a handsome soul, always smiling, always a gentleman" who was unique and special.

"Three doctors, two guests from the United Kingdom and one local doctor, and an army medic from the United Kingdom, did everything they could to revive him on site whilst awaiting the ambulance", the club spokesman said.

A statement from East Sussex college, where Harry studied before becoming an instructor, said its community was "deeply saddened" by his death.

Tributes have been paid online to the former Eastbourne College pupil' who is described as a "beloved son, brother, and friend" on social media.

According to BBC News the Peligoni Club said it was working with local authorities to investigate the incident.

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