An 81-year-old man from the United States died Sunday morning after getting into trouble while scuba diving, police reported.
A press release states that police and EMS responded to a report of an unconscious man at Sunset House in George Town about 9:45 a.m. Police said the man “was reported to have gotten into difficulties while underwater.”
Emergency responders took the man to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:25 a.m.
According to Keith Sahm, general manager of Sunset House, the man was on an organized boat dive with a group and the boat docked at Sunset House to meet the emergency services. He said the man was an Advanced Open Water diver with more than 500 dives.
This story has been amended from the original.