Update: Police have confirmed that a 65-year-old male visitor from Tennessee, U.S., died after getting into difficulty on a boat dive Sunday.
The man had arrived in Cayman with his wife the day before.
He was pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital, after being transported there by an ambulance that was called to West Bay Dock to assist the diver at 10:27 a.m.
Police said the ambulance crew and emergency medical technicians continued CPR on the diver following his arrival at the dock.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Joint Marine Unit is conducting an investigation into the incident.
Original story: A diver on a boat dive died after surfacing in distress Sunday.
According to Stephen Duval, Cayman Islands Emergency Medical Services manager, the diver was pulled from the water and resuscitation efforts took place on board the boat.
The diver, who had been on a dive with Reef Divers, was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, but did not survive, police said.
A representative of Reef Divers, which operates tours from Cobalt Coast in West Bay, confirmed that the person had died.
Mr. Duval said there was a separate incident off Seven Mile Beach where two people, who he said were likely free diving for lobster, began to have difficulty in the water.
A police representative said the two were helped to safety by a nearby dive boat and transported to the hospital by ambulance. Neither was seriously injured.