Elderly diver dies in accident

An elderly diver was pronounced dead Thursday after he was rushed to the Cayman Islands Hospital from North West Point in West Bay.  

According to medical personnel, the man had been involved in a dive accident at a site off Seven Mile Beach.  

Emergency crews were notified of the incident around 2:45 p.m. Thursday.  

Police said the diver, a 70-year-old man from Texas, was with other divers in the water when he got into difficulty. He was helped to shore where he received medical attention and was later transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

The man was visiting Cayman with his son and had arrived on island Wednesday. 

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Joint Marine Unit is investigating the man’s death.  

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