Grandmother dies following pool accident

| 21/07/2011

(CNS): Police have now confirmed that the 68-year-old woman who was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital on Monday evening after her efforts to rescue her grandson who drown in the condo complex pool has also died. The grandmother died in the early hours of Thursday morning as a result of the accident. According to a police spokesperson the family had requested that the RCIPS does not release the names of the child who died Monday or his grandmother. The incident took place at the Town and Country Townhouses, George Town when both the two year old boy and his grandmother were found in the pool by a family member. (Photo courtesy Cayman27)

Police believe the toddler had fallen in the pool and the grandmother had attempted to rescue him they were both then discovered by a family member. Police received a report at around 5:20pm and when the emergency services arrived at the complex both the grandmother and the child both were unconscious and unresponsive.  Paramedics carried out CPR and both were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town but the little boy was pronounced dead on arrival and his grandmother was admitted to intensive care.

The family liaison officer is currently with the family and enquiries have revealed that what took place was a tragic accident with no suspicious circumstances.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I can not even find words… So sad…

  2. Just Commentin' says:

    This is by far the saddest story I have read in a long while.

    My most heartfelt condolences to the bereaved, I am so very sorry for their loss.

  3. Facts says:

    Such a tragedy, and though it's awful for any family. It couldn't happen to amore beautiful, loving family. He was the apple of their eye, and a joy to know. A sweeter child cannot be found.

    She was gentle, sweet, loving and so caring. Just to be 1% of the woman she was.

    May God comfort the daughter, mother, father, rest of the family and friends at this time.

    Tell your loved ones that you love them every day.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ras blessings. We will miss you. Hold tight to that little boy as you did in life. God bless you, we love you

  5. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for their loss.  


  6. Beachbay meatballs says:

    So sad to see you go rest in peace mums,good bye little one ,so sad thar I am depress.. So glad to have known and have you for so long.Gone but will not be forgotten.You were a great person. Rest in the arms of Jesus.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t be sad because ur dpress. U wanna talk – we r here. Understand? Somebody is here for you. Don’t b depress n go do something stupid.

    • Anonymous says:

      My dear the only hope we have is in Jesus return. The dead returns to the dust from where he comes.

  7. Anonymous says:

    So sorry to hear this news, this is truly heartbreaking. RIP

  8. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful family! That lovely lady, grandma, held that little boy’s hand tight just walking in the car park. She is holding him tight now too. We miss you both and love you all very much.

  9. Jan says:

    "According to a police spokesperson the family had requested that the RCIPS does not release the names of the child who died Monday or his grandmother." I don't blame them, it is too disheartening for the public to know and gossip their names. No one can imagine the grief and loss they are experiencing. Two love ones loss in one week. The grandmother must have died from a broken heart. For this entire year, I have not came across such sad and unfortunate news in my life. My deepest condolences and may God see the family through this difficult time.  

  10. Anonymous says:

    Just too tragic for words.  Deepest sympathy to family.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Condelences to the Family such a sad sad situtaion.

  12. Anonymous says:

    No other news has affected me lately like this story. It is absolutely heart breaking and I'm so sad about it. Lord please be with the family in this terrible time. This is so tragic and me in particular don't know how I would cope losing both my son and mother days apart. RIP baby boy and your grandma!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this news. Such sadness for the family.

  14. T.E. says:

    oh my God!