An 18-year-old high school student who was practicing to get his diver's license was found unconscious by his instructors about 30 meters from the shore in Katsuura City on Wednesday. The men pulled the boy to shore and he was rushed to the hospital, but pronounced dead soon after.
According to police, a group of three students and their three instructors were diving under the water at around 2 p.m. when the boy suddenly floated up to the surface. The practice dive was part of a three-day course that began on Tuesday and took place in a recognized diving spot.
Police are currently investigating whether faulty equipment could have played a role in the incident.© News reports