Japanese manga artist Kazuki Takahashi — greatest referred to as the creator of “Yu-Gi-Oh!” — died whereas attempting to rescue individuals from drowning, witnesses declare.
A report from Stars and Stripes — the army’s newspaper — revealed the tragic particulars of how Takahashi misplaced his life as three strangers had been engulfed in a robust present.
In line with individuals on the scene, Kazuki — the eventual inspiration for the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” buying and selling card recreation — dove right into a riptide in hopes of bringing a girl and her 11-year-old daughter again to shore on July 4.
Main Robert Bourgeau, a 49-year-old U.S. Military officer and scuba diving teacher, additionally took motion … and whereas he personally didn’t encounter Takahashi throughout the rescue mission, a number of individuals say they noticed the artist trying to help.
Bourgeau managed to avoid wasting the 11-year-old woman and the mom … however when he went to assist a 39-year-old U.S. soldier who was additionally struggling within the water, he feared he would lose his life if he went on any longer.
Fortunately, Bourgeau was in a position to assist yell orders to assist the soldier navigate out of the tough waters.
Kazuki’s physique was discovered about 1,000 ft offshore two days later.
Bourgeau referred to as Takahashi a “hero” … saying, “He died attempting to avoid wasting another person.”
Bourgeau was nominated for the Soldier’s Medal for his actions … an award given to those that execute heroic acts that don’t contain an enemy.