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Diving instructor, 19, dies off Greek island

Diving instructor, 19, dies off Greek island

A British teenager has died while diving off the Greek island of Zakynthos, where he was working as a snorkelling instructor.

An instructor at the Peligoni Club in Zakynthos, Greece, the alarm was raised five minutes after he dived under the water using a monofin and a mask, his employer said.

His body was found on the seafloor and taken to a rescue at the surface, but CPR failed to revive him.

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

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AFP GETTY DREAM JOB Harry was working as a dinghy instructor on the island of Zakynthos

A spokesman said: "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 while awaiting the ambulance".

A spokesperson at the college said, "The Eastbourne College community will be greatly saddened to hear that Harry Byatt, DT Scholar, (Gonville 2011-2016) has died in a tragic snorkelling accident in Greece at the weekend".

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

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

"The college and CCF (Combined Cadet Force) flags will fly at half-mast at the beginning of next term". "His parents and sister have asked us to let the college community know and to advise that further details about arrangements will follow in due course". We are working closely with the local authorities in their investigation of the accident.

A British teenager who was working overseas as a water sports instructor has died while snorkelling and underwater swimming in Greece.