Japanese man, aged 64, died while scuba diving in Lapu-Lapu

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A 64-year-old Japanese man died while scuba-diving off Olongo Island, Lapu-Lapu City. 

Authorities said the victim, Kenichi Makaisuma of Yama-guchi, was pulled from the waters after he and his friend were seen to be in difficulties.

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Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation was in the area to make the rescue at Scuba Star in barangay Maribago. The victim was rushed to Mactan Doctor’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

An initial investigation found the victim suffered hypertension while under water.

 

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