Monday 25 May, 2020

Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

A man, age 35 of George Town, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in relation to a boating collision that resulted in the death of two men. He has been bailed as investigations continue.

The two men who died in this incident are John Turner, age 70, a UK national living in Cayman, and Emmanuel Brown, age 49 of George Town. Emmanuel Brown was a police officer with the RCIPS for 22 years, having retired in 2018.

The collision, which occurred on August 11, took place between the PepperJelly, a white 32-foot Scarab centre console boat with two engines, registered to Mango Jam Charters, and a 24-foot Hurricane Deck boat with a single-engine.

The Peperjelly, which capsized as a result of the collision, is said to have docked in Camana Bay where several passengers disembarked, before departing with three occupants sometime after 7pm and re-entering the North Sound where the collision took place.

The second boat, which sustained significant damage, was last seen in the Star Fish Point area at around 7.30 pm, when it departed with three occupants to travel back across the North Sound.

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