Visiting octogenarian dies snorkelling

| 21/02/2011

(CNS): An 83-year-old visitor from New York died yesterday afternoon while snorkelling at Kaibo. Police said that at about 5.00pm Sunday 20 February the RCIPS received a report that an 83-year-old man, who had been snorkelling close to his apartment in the Kaibo area, was not moving. A number of people in the vicinity assisted in bringing the unconscious man to shore. Emergency services attended the scene and medical personnel performed CPR. The man was conveyed to the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town, but was found to be dead or arrival. The man was on vacation with his wife, daughter and other family members.

This is the fourth water sports related death of 2011.

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  1. peter milburn says:

    Get a grip 18;44.Accidents will happen no matter where you are.Going to stop drivers from driving as well just because they are 50 and over?

          My sincere condolances to the family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This getting out of hand now.
    There have been way too many incidents like this where visitors have died while snorkeling or diving.
    There should be a age law or something, because it seems as though its usually persons over 50.

    • Anonymous says:

      If the gentleman was enjoying snorkeling outside his Apartment surrounded by his family it sounds as though he had lived a full and happy life.Death is always sad, but his loved ones were close by, and he died doing something he enjoyed. Thats surely a better way to see him go than the agony of watching an 83 year old die in an intensive care unit encased in tubes, and numbed by pain killers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to the family

    • Anonymous says:

      anyone  who dies before their time is a tragedy , and this was before his time, he was my friend and i will miss him more than anyone can know, however he went quick and without pain, thats my only solace