Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Creator Died Making an attempt To Save Somebody From Drowning

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Mermaid’s Grotto, Okinawa

Mermaid’s Grotto, Okinawa
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In July, the world learned of the sad passing of Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! On the time his demise was recorded by officers as a drowning, however a latest report from the US army’s newspaper has offered some further particulars not identified on the time.

A story on Stars & Stripes, the Division of Defence’s personal information service, reports {that a} “U.S. Military officer [has been] acknowledged for rescuing three individuals from a riptide at a preferred Okinawa dive spot in an episode that apparently killed a well known Japanese manga artist”.

The officer, 49 year-old Main Robert Bourgeau, has been really useful for a Soldier’s Medal for his actions on July 4, which befell at Mermaid’s Grotto within the village of Onna, Okinawa. Bourgeau reportedly noticed three swimmers—two Japanese civilians and a fellow US soldier—struggling in a harmful riptide, and whereas “nonetheless carrying his trainers” raced out to rescue them.

The S&S report says that whereas the riptide alone was harmful sufficient, six-foot waves crashing amongst it shortly triggered a whirlpool impact, which started sucking within the stranded swimmers.

Bourgeau—a educated scuba diving teacher—was in a position to convey each civilians to shore, after which direct the US soldier to security as effectively. Throughout the rescue, nevertheless, “a number of sworn witness statements offered by the Military” say Takahashi additionally jumped in to assist, however onlookers solely “caught glimpses of him till he disappeared beneath the waves.”

“He’s a hero”, Bourgeau informed Stars & Stripes. “He died attempting to save lots of another person.”

Takahashi’s physique was found by the Japanse Coast Guard the next day floating off the coast of Nago, a metropolis within the northern a part of Okinawa. His automotive was later found parked at Mermaid’s Grotto.

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