Visitor dies after snorkeling accident

A 77-year-old man from Mexico died Thursday morning following a snorkeling accident in North Sound.

The man experienced difficulties in the water Wednesday and was pulled aboard a vessel around 2:20 p.m., reported the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Emergency 911 operators and the Joint Marine Unit responded to the scene and assisted in CPR. An ambulance took the man from Safehaven and transported him to the George Town Hospital, where he died.

The man was in Cayman visiting family.

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