Dead diver identified

The American man who died while diving on Sunday, 26 April, has been identified as 58-year-old Brendan Joseph Neilson from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mr Neilson had been visiting Grand Cayman with his fiancé. The RCIPS sends its condolences to the family and friends of Mr Neilson.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at approximately 1.55pm from a vessel which was taking part in the fishing tournament reporting that they had found a diver floating in the water off Dolphin Pointe, West Bay. Moments afterwards 911 received a call from a staff member of Divers Down reporting that a diver had gone missing while on an organized dive. The fishing boat informed operators that they were coming to shore and performing CPR on the victim.

Police and medics responded to the North West Point Dock where the patient was met and taken to hospital. Unfortunately, Mr Neilson was later pronounced dead. Detectives are currently investigating the death and a post mortem is due to be carried out.