Monday 19 August, 2019

Just In: Second US tourist dies while snorkeling near Rum Point

Another US tourist died in a tragic snorkeling incident on Monday, say the police.

The news comes as as a 65-year-old US tourist, also died on February 12, after experiencing difficulties in the water off Spotts Beach just after 1:00 pm.

According to reports from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, a second tourist, also from the United States, died after experiencing difficulty while snorkeling in the Rum Point area in North Side.

Police were informed that the man had gone snorkeling with a friend yesterday around 2:30PM, when they were caught in a current.

They then experienced difficulties after the current picked up and they were carried further out to sea. 

The second man lost sight of the victim, and was able to get back to shore himself and raise the alarm.

The police, fire Services and Paramedics attended the location.

 A fire officer found the man unresponsive in the water and pulled him ashore, where the victim was administered first aid and transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital.

There he was later pronounced dead.

The victim, age 60, was visiting from the United States.

This is the third water-related death involving a US tourist since the start of the year.

 

 

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