Cayman’s deadly year on the water continues.
A 78-year-old American man became Cayman’s sixth water-related death of the year yesterday.
Just before 11 a.m. on Thursday, police and emergency personnel responded to a report of an unresponsive man in the water on Seven Mile Beach near Royal Palms.
The man was transported to Cayman Islands Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m.
He has been identified as Cuong Trinh from Texas.
There were three water-related fatalities in March and two in January. The number does not include five missing boaters, including two children, who were lost in Cayman’s territorial waters near 12-Mile Bank on March 6. That incident is being investigated as a missing persons case after police called off their search and recovery operation.