UPDATED: Sushi chef dies in tragic fishing accident 

A man who went shore fishing Monday night was found dead in the water early Tuesday just off the coast of West Bay district near the Cayman Turtle Centre.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was still investigating the death as of press time Tuesday, but detectives said it appeared there were no suspicious circumstances related to the incident.

The man’s fishing tackle was found on shore near the parking lot of the Cayman Turtle Centre. His roommate told police that the man would sometimes go fishing in that area. The man’s vehicle was found in the parking lot.

It was not known how the victim came to be in the water, but the seas along the North West Point Road area of West Bay were described as very rough overnight Monday.

The victim’s name was not immediately released, but he was identified as a work permit holder in the Cayman Islands. He was thought to be around age 40, according to police.

The body was spotted in the water around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The RCIPS Marine Unit retrieved the body.


  1. We stopped right by the Turtle Farm on Sunday morning on the oceanside. It was very rough and there was no diving from the dive shop.

    Big waves crashing over the ironshore. He could have been caught by a rogue wave.

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