UPDATED: Police identify 16-year-old who died on Seven Mile Beach

UPDATE: The young man who passed away on Seven Mile Beach on Saturday has been identified by the RCIPS as John Michael Shaw of West Bay.

ORIGINAL: A 16-year-old boy has died after suffering an apparent asthma attack on Seven Mile Beach, Saturday.

The teenager was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town after collapsing on the beach around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He was later pronounced dead.

A police spokesman said the incident was not suspicious and was “believed to be asthma related.”

The boy was a local resident and not a tourist, police confirmed.