Man overboard killed in NS

| 11/02/2013

marco rankine.jpg(CNS) A 21-year-old local man has drowned after falling overboard from a private motor board yesterday evening. The police have now confirmed the identity of the young Caymanian whose body was recovered from the water near Booby Quay at around 9:15pm on Sunday asMarco Rankine (left). Police said a search and rescue operation began for the man after the Emergency Communication Centre received a report about him falling over board from the boat in the North Sound at around 7:15pm. Ten boats from RCIPS Marine Unit together with Department of Environment, Fire Department and other private boat operators then launched a search and rescue operation.

However, it was more than two hours before the search was able to find the young man, who was taken to hospital by the emergency services but pronounced dead on arrival. Police said they are now investigating the circumstances of the incident.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is so sad, why do we lose the good Cayman sons?

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is very sad, but should not make news on CNS or otherwise..  Please respect our family CNS and other media..

    • Anonymous says:

      It's the news.  This is the only so called  Democracy in the world where the media is censored on reporting news.

      Condolences to the family.

      • Anonymous says:

        If the family says back off, then out of respect the media should back off.

    • Tickle My Pickle says:

      Woulndn’t you rather want this as news than leave it to rumours.

      My condolences

    • Jonas Dwyer says:

      Condolences from all of your friends in Gt.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Our hearts are sad , we share your grief Susan,Ricky and the rest of the family. Aunts mitsy and aunts Vivienne.

  4. Misty Walters says:

    Susan, Ricky and the rest of the family stay strong our prayers are with you all during your grief. aunts vivienne and Mitsy.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This so sad. I would think that leisure vessels, by law, must be equipped with life jackets. Is it just negligence that causes many of these accidents, I.e. not bothering to take a minute, especially at night, to put on a life jacket? The “captain” of the boat should be responsible to see that everyone on board is wearing one. You can even get jackets now with a light is activated when it hits the water which would assist in finding the person; this may have made all the difference. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Very sad, my prayers go out to the family and friends.

    • Caymanian by status says:

      Sincere condolences to the family and friends.  Please practice better boat safety and respect for the water.  It is always so very sad to hear of this kind of tragic loss.

    • Annonymous!!! says:

      Which annoying person gave this a thumbs down?  You are either illeterate or just a pompous ass.

      The Caymanians are here for your support Susan & Mario and all of the family members.. God bless you all in this sad time,