One of two men on a small fishing boat in the waters off the north-eastern end of Cayman Brac died Monday after the craft he was in flipped over.
According to witnesses, the men were rowing the 12 foot aluminium boat fairly near to shore when the water turned choppy, rolling the craft.
Fire crews who responded to the emergency call described sea conditions as very rough with a strong wind blowing in a westerly direction.
The 12 foot boat did not have a motor on board, according to fire crews.
One of the boaters managed to swim to shore, and was expected to survive though he swallowed a fair amount of sea water.
The other man didn’t make it. Authorities recovered his body along the north shore of the island at around 3pm Monday. He was identified as Troy Porter, a Caymanian who lived in Spot Bay on the Brac.
The survivor was also a Caymanian.