Police name US tourist who died snorkeling

Police Monday named the man who died while snorkeling off Eden Rock on Dec. 11 as Mark R. Ambrose, 69, from California.

Mr. Ambrose went missing while snorkeling off the George Town waterfront. His wife, who had been snorkeling with him that day, returned to the Eden Rock Diving Center on her own and became worried when Mr. Ambrose did not return for some time, police said.

The couple did not check in at the shop or rent equipment before swimming out to the reef, according to employees at the shop.

Police say the helicopter and marine unit responded when 911 received the emergency call shortly after 5 p.m.

Officers on the police helicopter found Mr. Ambrose floating in the water off Jackson Point, where the fuel terminals are located on South Church Street, soon after.

 

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