Sandbar closed

Officers from
the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Marine Unit closed the Sandbar Thursday
due to inclement weather.

“It’s a fact
that during this time of the year we experience unsuitable conditions bringing
high winds and rough seas that cause unstable ‘in water’ activity as the Sand
Bar is situated near one of the channels (in the North Sound),” RCIPS Inspector
Brad Ebanks said. “These conditions mean that we do receive a higher number of
calls about people being in distress – either because they have ventured too
close to the surf or intentionally gone surfing and ended up in difficulty.

“We would
remind people to exercise caution in this type of weather and stay safe. Always
check with the local weather forecast before venturing out to sea in boats or
personal watercraft.”

Ebanks also noted that each time his officers have to respond to a marine
emergency, they must endanger themselves to protect members of the public.