Earlier this year, the famous and talented Japanese mangaka Kazuki Takahashi sadly passed away following a drowning accident. And people all over the world were heartbroken after hearing the horrible news.
However, a few vital developments came to light regarding the creator’s death that had not previously been provided. According to this latest report, Kazuki Takahashi had been caught in a wild riptide which ultimately led to his death.
Details were published in the US Army Daily.
The Okinawa Riptide Incident
On July 6, 2022, Kazuki Takahashi was announced dead, with the reason for his death being proclaimed as an unlucky drowning accident.
But new aspects regarding his death have recently come to light. And a report of the same made its way to stars and stripesan information service of the American military organization.
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Major Robert Bourgeau, a US Army officer, was recognized for his bravery in the face of a dangerous situation as he rescued three people from the prey of a savage riptide. The incident was the same one involving Takahashi and happened at a well-known dive site called Okinawa.
Two civilians and an American soldier had been trying to free themselves from the riptide that had gripped them, and as soon as the 49-year-old major spotted them, he headed headfirst towards the source of the danger to help them. Bourgeau was “always wearing his running shoes” as he jumped to save people.
Kabuki Takahashi had lived and died like a legend
The report said that while the riptide was threatening enough on its own, 6-foot waves had begun to form, simultaneously crashing against it, making the situation worse. The resulting whirlpool effect was the reason swimmers were swept into the tide.
Certain “statements of sworn witnesses” given by the military mentioned how Takahashi also tried to help people struggling to get to the shore. But the individuals present on the scene could only see it from one or two “until it disappears under the waves.”
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Bourgeau, a qualified scuba diving instructor, also confirmed this. He recalled how, while trying to save three people from getting caught in the riptide, 60-year-old Takahashi also tried to do the same. “He’s a hero” said the army officer to H&S towards the famous mangaka. “He died trying to save someone else.”
The Japanese Coast Guard found Takahashi’s body the following day on the coast of Nago in the northern part of Okinawa.
The world will always remember the author of Yu Gi Oh! as a hero and although he is no longer between us, Takahashi will continue to live on in the hearts of the people who loved him.
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