Diving accident victim named

| 16/10/2008

(CNS): Police have now named the man who died after a diving trip in Cayman Brac on Sunday, 12 October. He was 53-year-old Michael Carter, from Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA, and was visiting with a group of tourists who arrived on the island on 11 October. A police investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of death.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at around 10.40am on
Sunday reporting that a diver had got into difficulties following a boat dive off the north shore
of Cayman Brac.

“It would appear that the deceased got into difficulties while swimming back to the dive boat after his first dive,” said Sergeant Matthew Dawson. “He lost consciousness while being assisted back to the vessel and despite prolonged CPR and other first aid efforts by the staff on board, never regained consciousness.” Mr Carter, who was an experienced and fully qualified diver, was subsequently pronounced dead.

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The RCIPS sends its condolences to family and friends of Mr Carter.

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