Search for missing diver over as family mourns

| 24/09/2009

(CNS): UPDATE Thursday 5:00pm — A search for a 60-year-old tourist who went missing during a dive on Monday (21 September) has been exhausted. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) has now also identified him as Charles Lynn Titus from Las Vegas. Mr Titus, who was visiting the Cayman Islands from Las Vegas with his wife, went missing during a dive at Eagle Ray Pass, North Wall, just outside the Main Channel. A family liaison officer has been assigned to his wife and the Department of Tourism is also assisting. An investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department is ongoing into the man’s disappearance.

Rose Titus, the wife of the missing man, said in a statement, "On behalf of the entire family of Charles Lynn Titus, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all the unconditional support and kindness from the community of Grand Cayman in the search and ongoing recovery of our beloved family member. The amount of time, resources and dedication to this tragic situation from the staff of Divers Down, the Grand Cayman police department, the staff at the Marriott Grand Cayman Resort and from all the volunteer boaters and divers has been unequivocal. Our family will be forever grateful for the immediate and relentless attention to this catastrophic event."

The RCIPS would like to thank all parties who were involved in the search including the Department of Environment, commercial and private vessels and the Air Support Unit. Special thanks are sent to Dive Tech who conducted a deep dive on Wednesday morning.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Has this missing diver’s body ever been recovered?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am a Caymanian and I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Titus.  It is so sad when these unfortunate situations happen to our dear visitors.  May God bless you all and give you peace during this very difficult time.

    • Anonymous says:

      thank you from his family. your people could not have been more thoughtful or compassionate. we will not forget your kindness.