Saturday 25 January, 2020

Man due in court over tragic boating collision which left 2 dead

A 35-year-old George Town man who was arrested in relation to a boating collision in the North Sound in which two people died has been formally charged with two counts of Manslaughter and one count of Assault GBH.

He is due in court this morning (December 11).

The collision happened in the North Sound on Sunday August 11 and the two men who died were 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. 

A woman was seriously injured in the collision.

One of the boats involved, which capsized as a result of the collision, was the PepperJelly, a white 32-foot Scarab centre console boat with two engines, registered to Mango Jam Charters. It had earlier docked in Camana Bay where several passengers disembarked, before departing with three occupants and re-entering the North Sound where the collision took place.

Police believe the boat left Camana Bay sometime after 7 pm.

The second boat, which sustained significant damage, is a 24-foot Hurricane Deck boat with a single engine. It has a white hull with a dark blue stripe and a light green bimini top.

It is said to have last been 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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