Teenager dies in sea off South Sound‎

A 14-year-old boy died Sunday after getting into difficulty in the sea behind South Sound Cemetery, police said.

Police responded to an emergency call around noon. The boy was pulled from the water, but CPR efforts proved unsuccessful, according to police.

The teenager was taken by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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  1. This is tragic to hear and I give the family my condolences. I know that the current can run very strong in this area at times, but we must know how to handle ourselves in these situations in the ocean. There are so many things that you have to consider before you go in the ocean. Can I swim, how strong is the currents, do I have buddy with me, do I know that if the current is too strong to swim against I must swim with it and try to swim to a other part for safety, and most of all do not panic.

  2. Another young person taken so swiftly, may his family receive comfort from the Holy Spirit on such a loss at this time of year.
    Remember a week or two ago I wrote that some unforeseen force is targeting our young people on the island, and many made a disagreed tick…… Check the records.

  3. So sorry to hear about the loss of another young life.

    The article doesn’t say if this was a local teenager or a tourist, who might be less familiar with the currents. Either way the water conditions were pretty rough yesterday.

    As I know from personal experience a fun time in the ocean can quickly turn to a life threatening experience. So please take care everyone.

    Ron you are right. If caught in a rip current swim across it until the pull lessens.