Elderly snorkeler dies

Royal Cayman Islands Police are
investigating the death of a 75-year-old man following a snorkelling trip on
Grand Cayman Friday.

At about 2pm police said the man
was taking part in an organised snorkelling trip close to the Sandbar when he
became unwell and lost consciousness.

Local dive company workers and
Department of Environment officers who were nearby when the man got into
trouble went to his aid immediately.

The man was taken ashore by
Department of Environment officers.

He was then transported to the
Cayman Islands Hospital but was found to be dead on arrival.

The victim was a cruise ship
passenger who was visiting the island with several members of his family.

His home state is in Kentucky, USA.

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