US man dies in diving accident

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has started an investigation into the death of 55-year-old diver.

The man, from California, USA passed away Monday after a diving trip on Grand Cayman Island.

At about 11.20 a.m. police were informed by staff at Resort Sports that the 55-year-old had become unwell and lost consciousness during a dive trip in the North Wall area.

The RCIPS Marine Unit attended the location and staff from both the Marine Unit and Resort Sports administered CPR.

The diver was taken by the RCIPS Marine Unit to the nearby Yacht Club where he was transported by ambulance to George Town Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

The man and his wife, who was also on the dive trip, were vacationing in the Cayman Islands.