Thursday 2 April, 2020

Elderly man who died in water-related incident named

Police have confirmed the identity of the man who died at the weekend after experiencing difficulties while snorkeling.

He is 72-year-old Jack Joseph Pardo of North Carolina in the United States. 

According to police, shortly after 3.30 pm on Saturday (January 11) the 9-1-1 Communications Centre received a report of a person in distress at a location on North Church Street, George Town.

The deceased had been snorkeling when he encountered difficulties and was assisted back to shore.

Emergency services attended the scene and the man was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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