Police identify visitor who died while snorkeling

Police have confirmed the identity of the visitor who died while snorkeling in the North Sound last week as Jose Antonio Lazcano Puron, 77, of Mexico.

Mr. Puron got into difficulty on the afternoon of April 12. He was taken onboard a vessel and 911 was alerted around 2:20 p.m.

He was given CPR, which continued after Joint Marine Unit officers on the Niven D met the vessel. He was taken to SafeHaven and transferred to an ambulance.

He died early Thursday at the Cayman Islands Hospital, police reported. Police said Mr. Puron had been visiting his family on island.

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