Snorkeller dies after boat trip

A tourist died Wednesday after she got into difficultly during a snorkelling trip.

Witnesses on Seven Mile Beach early in the afternoon saw a crew from Red Sail Sports bringing the woman into shore for medical assistance around 1:30pm. Police said the Red Sail crew tried to save the woman by performing CPR while she was being taken in to shore.

She was rushed to hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Red Sail Manager Rod McDowall said the woman was on a trip aboard one of the company’s catamarans. She was a passenger on one of the cruise ships visiting Grand Cayman today.

The 57-year-old woman was not immediately identified by police.

This is the second snorkeller to die on Grand Cayman in the past two weeks. On 23 February, 75-year-old Robert Stueben of Pennsylvania passed away after getting into trouble during a snorkel along Seven Mile Beach.

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