Kazuki Takahashi, Yu-Gi-Oh manga creator, died on Friday, apparently while swimming in southern Japan, and the cause of death was recorded as drowning without knowing what happened. With further investigation, the news has been proven not the complete truth with new revelations by the US military’s newspaper.
Kazuki’s body was recovered around 1,000 feet offshore at about 10:30 a.m. local time, according to an official with the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Okinawa. He was said to be wearing snorkeling gear at the time.
Takahashi’s body was recognized on Thursday after the Japan Coast Guard linked it to a white rental car that had been abandoned 12 kilometers away. Takahashi, according to the Coast Guard, traveled to Okinawa by himself. His body showed no signs of injuries, and an investigation into his death has already begun.
The new information was given by Major Robert Bourgeau, 49, of Missoula, Mont., the deputy operations officer for the 10th Support Group at Torii Station in Yomitan, who was nominated for the Soldier’s Medal by his command last month for his actions during the July 4 rescue at Mermaid’s Grotto in Onna.
Kazuki Takahashi is a Hero
The circumstances on that day, Oct. 4, were terrible and dangerous, with the waves rising very quickly. During this time, Bourgeau noticed a Japanese woman calling for help, he stated. She pointed to her 11-year-old daughter and a 39-year-old US soldier who was caught in a rip current about 100 yards from shore. Bourgeau leaped into the rip current and sped out to save the girl, but he quickly became exhausted due to the strong currents. On his way, he also managed to save the mother and bring them to shore.
“I grabbed mom and I grabbed [the girl] and I just kicked for all life” Bourgeau explained.
Takahashi entered the water at some time during the rescue, according to Bourgeau. He claimed he didn’t notice the Japanese creator during the ordeal as he has trapped himself but instead, his classmates saw glimpses of him before he vanished beneath the waves.
Takahashi, according to Bourgeau, is a “hero.” and he deserves that title as “He died trying to save someone else.”.
With this as his last moment, let’s remember him as a hero who put other’s life above his own. Yu-Gi-Oh Creator died but he left behind his persona and memory as a Hero.
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