Visitor dies swimming at Smith cove

| 22/12/2011

(CNS): A man who was lost consciousness in the water this morning at Smith Cove in the South Sound area of Grand Cayman has died. Police said that the 62-year-old visitor from America was pronounced dead when he arrived at the Cayman Islands hospital shortly after he was rescued from the ocean. According to an RCIPS spokesperson the emergency services received a report that the man had appeared to get into some difficulty while swimming with his wife, around 50 yards from shore. His wife helped him back to shore but as he attempted to leave the water he apparently lost consciousness. 

A number of people who were visiting the Cove helped the woman to get her husband onto dry land where she administered CPR until the arrival of the emergency services.  The man was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, but was found to be dead on arrival. Police said that their enquiries into the death are ongoing.

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  1. Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

    Condolences to the Gentlemans family.

    Where is Smith Cove or is that the same place as Smith's Barcadare?