A TEENAGE watersports instructor has died in a tragic snorkelling accident in Greece.

The body of former Eastbourne College pupil Harry Byatt was discovered on the seabed at a depth of around 30m in the early afternoon of August 6.

The alarm had been raised five minutes after the 19-year-old dived under the water using a monofin and a mask.

Mr Byatt was found unconscious and brought to the surface where CPR was administered on the rescue boat and doctors and medical professionals took over once he was brought to the shore.

A spokesman for the Peligoni Club in Zakynthos, Greece, where Mr Byatt worked as an instructor, said: "Three doctors, two guests from the UK and one local doctor, and an army medic from the UK did everything they could to revive him on site whilst awaiting the ambulance.

"However, on arrival at the hospital he was pronounced dead. We are working closely with the local authorities in their investigation of the accident.

"At this time our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues."

A statement from Eastbourne College, a prestigious 150-year-old boarding and day school, said its community was "deeply saddened" by his death.

The statement reads: "Our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly sad time.

"The college and CCF (Combined Cadet Force) flags will fly at half-mast at the beginning of next term.

"His parents and sister have asked us to let the college community know and to advise that further details about arrangements will follow in due course."

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Zakynthos, Greece and are in contact with the local authorities."