Tourist dies snorkelling off 7 Mile Beach

| 23/02/2013

(CNS): A visitor to the Cayman Islands form the United States was pronounced dead by medical officials at George Town Hospital Friday afternoon, police have said. The man appears to have died while he was snorkelling off Seven Mile Beach around lunchtime today. Police said that at about 1:25 pm  (22 February)  the 55 year old United States citizen went snorkelling and got into difficulties. He was rescued and assisted back to shore by persons who were on the beach at the time.  The paramedics who arrived on the scene administered CPR and took him to the George Town Hospital but medical staff were unable to save the man and he was pronounced dead, the RCIPS confirmed.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I would rather die in the sunshine of paradice than sit like a piece of rotting fruit in room at a US nursing home.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So very sad……my sincere condolences to his family and friends and gratitude to those who tried to save him.  May his soul rest in peace…..

  3. CayStudent says:

    Its scary how many tourists come here and pass away…

    • Diogenes says:

      Look at how many come – hundreds of thousands by air, way more than that by cruise ship.  A lot of them are past the first flush of youth, as well.  Why are you surprised?  There is nothing specific to Cayman about it, its a fact of life and relative numbers.

      • Anonymous says:

        Exactly.   And many that go on vacation are probably exerting themselves physically only a few times of year.    No different than those that go skiing once a year.   

    • Jogger says:

      You try to get some information from CIG about that.  Bet you can't.  Beloved tourist dollar more important.

    • Caymanian by status and VOTING says:

      This happens globally.  People work very hard for their vacation and the stress takes a toll.  It is always sad and my thoughts go out to the family.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is such a shock to all of our family and we can not being to believe that this could even happen to a such a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. It brings tears to my eyes to find out that such a thing happened to my father. He was doing what he loved. And I just have to remember that he is in a better place with our mother. I just pray that we can bring him home soon. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6