Lund suffers spinal injury in fall

Kim Lund

Cayman Islands real estate broker Kim Lund suffered a spinal injury from a fall at his home over the weekend and was expected to be sent to a U.S. hospital for further treatment, his real estate company confirmed Tuesday.

Mr. Lund, 59, is a well-known local property agent and is co-owner of RE/MAX, Cayman’s largest real estate company.

The accident occurred early Saturday at Mr. Lund’s residence in the Britannia development. According to police reports, Mr. Lund had either been on the roof or the balcony of the property attempting to gain entry to the home just before falling.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service responded to the incident Saturday and issued the following statement: “911 received a call regarding a person in distress at Britannia in George Town a few minutes before 6 a.m. on Aug. 13. Police and EMS responded, to find a 59-year-old male who had suffered a fall and appeared to have serious but not life-threatening injuries. The man was taken to hospital for treatment.”

Mr. Lund’s family members and friends said Tuesday that it was “too early to tell” the extent of his injuries.

According to a statement from RE/MAX: “Mr. Lund has sustained a spinal injury and is currently being treated at a local hospital, but will likely be leaving for the United States in the coming days.”

Mr. Lund’s wife Ashleigh thanked the public for all the “good wishes” regarding her husband and says she looks “forward to sharing positive news in the coming days.”

RE/MAX co-owner James Bovell said the company remains fully operational and is staffed by “a strong group of people who have always rallied at difficult times like this.”

“I ask that you pray for Kim and his family, and we expect to have news on his recovery and progress soon,” Mr. Bovell added.

Mr. Lund is also a well-known for his charity work in the Cayman Islands, having established. with Mr. Bovell and John Broadbent, the Breast Cancer Foundation which provides annual grants to the local cancer society. Money raised through the foundation is given to aid breast cancer patients.