Police said Sunday that a 19-year-old swimming pool lifeguard apparently drowned in an indoor pool in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at the Akibadai Park indoor pool on Saturday night. The youth was identified as Kensuke Nishio, a university student who worked part-time as a lifeguard.
Fuji TV reported that Nishio had been swimming with five other colleagues at around 9 p.m. after the pool closed for the night. His colleagues were quoted by police as saying that he went underwater and was unconscious when they brought him up. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said they will continue to question the group as to the circumstances surrounding the incident.© Japan Today