Elderly snorkeller dies

An 83-year-old man died while snorkelling Sunday in the Kaibo area, police said.

Royal Cayman Islands Police received a report about 5pm Sunday that the man, who had been snorkelling close to his apartment, was not moving.

A number of people in the area helped bring the man, who was unconscious, to shore, police said.

Emergency services attended the scene and medical personnel performed CPR. The man was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town; he was dead on arrival, police said.

The man was on holiday with his wife, daughter and other family members from New York.

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