Diver dead in West Bay

A vacationer on a shore dive in West Bay died Monday afternoon.

The 45-year-old woman, who was from Texas, was spotted in the water just off Coconut Bay. A 911 caller reported seeing two divers who had surfaced near the shore; one was waving and the other was not moving.

The unresponsive diver was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. A cause of death had not immediately been determined.

A post mortem will be conducted, but police said no foul play was suspected in the woman’s death.

The incident in West Bay Monday was believed to be the fourth watersports-related fatality in Grand Cayman so far this year.

On 3 March, a 69-year-old English swimmer’s inert body was found by a snorkeller along Seven Mile Beach. There were also two diving deaths here in January, one off 12 Mile Bank and another that occurred near the West Bay dock.