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Six-year-old snorkeler narrowly avoids drowning

Date Posted: 2012-08-03

A youngster visiting Okinawa from Kanagawa Prefecture has been rescued after nearly drowning while snorkeling near Zamami Village.

The six-year-old kindergarten boy was about 10 meters off Ama Beach in Zamami Village when the incident occurred about 2:45 p.m. Monday. Authorities say a lifeguard first received a report from another swimmer that the boy had been in trouble in the water.

Police say the boy was taken to an area hospital. Hes reported in good condition with no life threatening injuries.

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