Tourist dies while swimming near East End resort

| 12/08/2010

(CNS): A visitor from the United States has died while swimming in the ocean in East End. The 61 year old man who was from Colorado, but who has not been named, lost consciousness in the sea at around  7.25 pm. last night, Wednesday 11 August a police report has confirmed. The man was helped to shore close at the Morritt’s Tortuga resort by friends who conducted CPR until the arrival of the paramedics. The victim was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town but he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said that enquiries into the man’s death are ongoing.

 
Police named the man on Friday he was Brian Joseph Fitzpatrick of Luisville, Colorado, USA.
 
This is the third person reported to have died while swimming in the water in the Cayman Islands this year.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    It is very sad news whenever the life of one of our visitors is lost on our shores. Although in cases such as this it is most probably due to natural causes, it is nevertheless sad and my sympathy goes out to this gentlemen’s family. May his soul rest in peace.