Thursday 12 December, 2019

Fourth US tourist dies after water-related incident in East End

A 59-year-old tourist from the United States died on Thursday following an excursion in East End.

Reports from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) are that a man, who had been snorkeling with another man, encountered difficulties while riding a wave runner off Austin Connolly Drive in East End.  

The victim was brought onshore by the other man and CPR was administered by EMT and Fire officers.

The victim was unresponsive and was then transported by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This is the fourth US tourist to have died in the island since the start of the year in a water related incident.

Earlier this year:

March 9:  A 71-year-old woman died near Eden Rock. She was later identified as, Gail Ann Moss from Scottsdale, Arizona.

August 14:  A 70-year-old woman visiting the island from the United States died after she encountered difficulties while snorkeling in Coral Gardens.

November 4: 64-year-old Rodney Lamb died after he encountering swimming difficulties whilst snorkeling off Cemetery Beach.

Other tourists:

April 12:  A 77 –year-old also died near North Sound, later identified as, Mexican national Jose Antonio Lazcano Puron.

April 26: 72-year-old near Sand Point Road.

March 1: 44-year-old man near Rum Point, later identified as, Mongkol Srilamai originally from Thailand.

This  is the eighth water-related death in Cayman since the start of the year.

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