Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Man dies after getting into difficulty snorkelling in George Town

A man who drowned after getting into difficulty snorkelling at the weekend was visiting from the US.

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.

A man 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.

The man was a 72-year-old visitor from the US.

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