First picture of British watersports instructor Harry Byatt, 19, who died snorkelling in Greece

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This is the first picture of a teenage British watersports instructor who died whilst snorkelling and underwater swimming in Greece.

Harry Byatt, 19, who worked in Zakynthos, an island in south-west Greece, was killed after he dived into the sea in the early afternoon on August 6. 

His body was discovered on the seabed at a depth of about 30m, his employer said.

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

He was 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.

The teenager, from East Sussex, was a watersports instructor in Zakynthos (Facebook)

Mr Byatt, who was a pupil at Eastbourne College in East Sussex before becoming an instructor, was described as a “beloved son, brother and friend” on his memorial Facebook page.

A statement from the college said the community was “deeply saddened” by his death. 

It read: “Our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly sad time.

“The college and CCF (Combined Cadet Force) flags will fly at half-mast at the beginning of next term.”

The spokesman for the Peligoni Club, which is working with authorities to investigate the incident, said: “Three doctors, two guests from the UK and one local doctor, and an army medic from the UK did everything they could to revive him on site whilst awaiting the ambulance.”

“However, on arrival at the hospital he was pronounced dead. We are working closely with the local authorities in their investigation of the accident.

“At this time our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”


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