84-year-old visitor critical after snorkelling trip

| 18/10/2013

(CNS): An 84-year-old man who was visiting Grand Cayman on a cruise ship Thursday is in the Cayman Islands Hospital’s critical care unit after he lost consciousness while snorkelling near the Paradise Restaurant in George Town harbour. As a result of quick action by his family and the arrival of police officers, he received immediate attention. At about 10:40am Thursday the man, who was with his family and friends, he appeared to get into difficulty and lost consciousness in the water. He was brought quickly to shore by his family, where police officers immediately attended the location and administered CPR until the arrival of the paramedics.

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  1. Whodatis says:

    Generally it is never a good time to say such things, but why did an 84 year old and his family consider it a good idea to go snorkeling?

    Were they aware of how many elderly people suffer from these kind of incidents the world over?

    I sincerely hope that he pulls through and makes a full recovery but it truly saddens me to read of so many of these reports!

    My thoughts go out to his loved ones.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for reporting this CNS – was wondering what all the commotion was about.  Hope he pulls through.