Two men died within
24 hours in separate incidents in the waters off Cayman Brac, Royal Cayman Islands Police confirmed Wednesday.
In the first
incident – around 5pm Monday – a 68-year-old man was
snorkeling in the harbour close to the Buccaneer’s Inn when he apparently lost
consciousness, police said. The elderly swimmer’s tour guide, a member of staff from Paradise Tours, took the
man to shore and attempted to perform CPR. The snorkeler, a tourist from the
USA, was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the second incident, police said a 67-year-old man, also a tourist from the USA, was diving with his
wife Tuesday afternoon as part of an organised tour with Reef Divers.
police were informed that the man, who was disabled, lost consciousness
while diving in fairly shallow water near Charlie’s Reef. Reef Divers staff
brought the man to shore and he was transferred to the Faith Hospital. He was
pronounced dead shortly after arrival at hospital, police said.
are ongoing, however officers said there appear to be no suspicious circumstances
surrounding the deaths.