British snorkelling instructor, 19, dies in Zakynthos, Greece

Claudine Rigal
Août 12, 2017

The Peligoni Club - where Harry worked as an instructor - raised the alarm five minutes after he began swimming underwater, a spokesman for the resort said.

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.

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

He is believed to have been working at the Peligoni Club on the north east of the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea.

"The circumstances surrounding the accident are so far unclear and will be examined by a coroner later this month".

Harry has been described as a "beloved son, brother and friend" who was "a lovely 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", they added.

A statement from Eastbourne College said its community was "deeply saddened" by his death.

Tributes to a "beloved son, brother, and friend" have been made on social media with his former college saying its flags will "fly at half-mast at the beginning of next term" in his honour. We are working closely with the local authorities in their investigation of the accident.

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