A tourist who died Wednesday, 4 March after she got into difficulty while on a snorkelling trip has been identified as 57-year-old Elizabeth Ann Palm of Wisconsin, US.
Witnesses on Seven Mile Beach early that 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.
The victim 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 that day.
Ms Palm is the second snorkeller to die on Grand Cayman this tourist season. On 23 February, 75-year-old Robert Stueben of Pennsylvania passed away after getting into trouble during a snorkel along Seven Mile Beach.