Tourist dies snorkelling in East End

| 05/11/2008

(CNS): A 59-year-old man died yesterday while snorkelling off the Reef Resort, East End and police say they have now started an investigation. At around 3pm, the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a Tortuga Divers employee reporting that a snorkeler had been reported missing and a search was underway.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) said that it has begun an investigation after into the snorkeler’s death on Tuesday, 4 November. The man was located unconscious in the water and brought to shore and under the direction of 911 operators, CPR was conducted until medics arrived. Police and medics attended and he was taken to hospital where he was unfortunately pronounced dead.

The man had been on vacation in Grand Cayman with friends and was from the United States. The RCIPS offered its condolences to the family and friends of the victim and commend all those who were involved in the search for man, as well as those who administered CPR before medics arrived, for their efforts.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. Michelle Motsko says:

    Dear Family and Friends of the Deceased:

    I am so sorry to hear that your family member and/or friend has passed away while snorkelling in the beautiful water here. I am an American who has been blessed with the chance to live and work on this fantastic island and amongst wonderful people.

    I think I speak for many when I tell you how badly I feel for you.

    God Bless,

    Michelle Motsko