Brit snorkelling instructor, 19, dies in Greece after tragic diving accident

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 12, 2017

Harry Byatt, a former pupil at Eastbourne College, died in a tragic snorkelling accident in Greece at the weekend.

The body of Harry Byatt, 19, was discovered on the seabed at a depth of around 30m in the early afternoon of August 6.

A spokesman for the Peligoni Club where the teenager worked on the island of Zakynthos said the alarm was raised five minutes after he went under the water using a mask and monofin.

Found unconscious and brought to the surface, CPR was administered on the rescue boat and doctors and medical professionals took over once he was brought to the shore, a spokesman for Peligoni Club said.

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

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

"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.

Tributes have been paid online to the "beloved son, brother, and friend" on social media. We are working closely with the local authorities in their investigation of the accident.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly sad time", the statement read.

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