Tokyo tourist drowns while snorkeling in Motobu

A worker of a scuba diving tour company called police emergency number to report a man floating face down in the water off a beach near the Sesoko Bridge in Sesoko, Motobu Town, Wednesday afternoon.

According to Nago Police, the man was identified as 58-year-old Yoshiyuki Takagi from Tokyo. He was taken unconscious in cardiac and respiratory arrest to a hospital by an emergency helicopter, but efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was confirmed dead about an hour and half later.

According to investigators, people in the area had seen Takagi snorkeling alone without a life jacket. The police is investigating the cause of the accident.

04:46 29 Oct , 2016