Business man drowns when held underwater during course to ‘overcome his fear’


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Three men have been arrested after a company executive drowned in Guangzhou during an exercise in which he was repeatedly held underwater to help ‘overcome his fear’.

The man, surnamed Huang, had paid 30,000 yuan for the training course. The three organisers have been held by police for accidentally causing the death of the man. The men avoided being charged for murder because they were apparently too stupid to realise that holding someone underwater repeatedly could kill them.

3000 Chinese Yuan is about 4900 US Dollars, see Google

See also Shanghai Daily

Huang, the boss of a local company, participated in one section of the class designed to “overcome his fear.”

In this section, two tutors held Huang underwater in a swimming pool, only allowing him to take air every 30 seconds.

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