50 years ago: Diver finds suspected bomb off North West Point

In the Dec. 21, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from West Bay included:

“Boys find bomb? Whilst Donnie Watler was out scuba diving with friends on Sunday he spotted what appeared to be a bomb in about 85 feet of water off North West Point and marked the spot.

“Yesterday he and his brother Ladner with Larry Cayasso went out and brought it to the surface. It was later taken by the police department and dumped out in very deep water ….

“It has come to notice that some members of the public ride motorcycles along the West Bay Beach causing considerable alarm and danger to persons and children relaxing on the beaches.

“Under Section 5 of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Law 1961, which came into force on the 8th of October, 1966, it is an offence to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle along the foreshore of any of the beaches of the islands.

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“This law will be strictly enforced and the cooperation of the public is requested in giving details to the police of offenders’ vehicle registration numbers.”


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