A woman who got into trouble diving in the waters off northwest Grand Cayman Thursday is now in critical condition at a local hospital.
According to police, the woman managed to swim to shore with her dive partner around 12.30pm Thursday near the Turtle Reef location along North West Point Road in West Bay.
She was having difficulty breathing and eventually went unconscious, police said.
Staff from Sun Divers responded and assisted with CPR and oxygen before paramedics arrived. It was understood the woman and her partner had been on a shore dive.
The woman, 51, was taken to hospital and remains in critical condition. She is identified by friends as the wife of a Cayman Islands hotel executive. The Caymanian Compass is not releasing her name at this time.
The incident is under investigation by Royal Cayman Islands Police Marine Unit officers.