Visiting swimmer dies

Royal Cayman Islands Police said a 61-year-old man died after getting into trouble swimming in East End Wednesday. 

The man, who was visiting Grand Cayman from his home in Colorado, USA, lost consciousness while swimming near to Morritt’s Tortuga in the East End just before 7.30pm.

He was later identified as Brian Joseph Fitzpatrick of Luisville, Colorado.

Mr. Fitzpatrick was helped to shore by friends who conducted CPR until the arrival of the paramedics.

He was later taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

Officers are still looking into the incident. 

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