Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers conducted a marine search for more than two hours Friday night, looking for a man who got into trouble in the water off Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town.
The initial report that the man had disappeared came from a friend around 8 p.m., police said. The friend told officers the man had gone for a swim and had not returned.
Officers on marine unit vessels searching the area later in the evening heard the 30-year-old man yelling for help from outside the reef, a short distance from shore.
The man was found floating near the shore inside the reef around 10:30 p.m. He was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment.
His condition was not known as of press time Monday.