At the beginning of July, Kazuki Takahashi, the man of the popular card game Yu-Gi-Oh!, passed away. His corpse was discovered off the coast of Nago City in Okinawa while he was dressed in snorkeling gear along with a mask and fins, according to the preliminary reports. The authorities stated that he had already been dead for two days, but the official cause of his death was not disclosed. \n \nAfter a few months, we now have the whole narrative, which was sent to us by Stars and Stripes via Anime News and Facts, the official news outlet of the United States military. Several witnesses had stated that Takahashi passed away when attempting to save three individuals caught in a riptide at a well-known diving area in Okinawa. \n \nOn July 4th, an occurrence of this nature took place. Robert Bourgeau, a scuba diving instructor, was at Mermaid's Grotto in Onna with several of his students when they saw three people stuck in a riptide. The individuals were unable to free themselves from the current. Bourgeau stated to Stars and Stripes that the first person he saw was a mother yelling for assistance for her daughter, in addition to another American soldier who was caught up in the whirlpool. \n \nAccording to Bourgeau, "I grabbed mum, and I grabbed , and then I kicked for the rest of my life." Because of his acts, he has been considered for a Soldier's Medal, an award given for bravery that was not displayed during active combat. After receiving some guidance from Bourgeau and his students, the third man was successful in making it back to shore. \n \nAt some point, Takahashi donned snorkeling gear to assist in the search and rescue operation. Bourgeau stated that he never saw Takahashi get into the water, but his students stated that Takahashi was also trying to help, placing himself in considerable danger. Bourgeau did not see Takahashi get into the water.