Man dies after North Side fishing incident

An elderly man died Monday afternoon after getting into difficulty while in the water fishing off Rum Point Road in North Side, according to police.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service responded to a report of a person in distress on the beach shortly after 12:45 p.m. Monday.

When they arrived, the police found a 76-year-old West Bay resident who needed assistance. He had encountered difficulties and was helped by family members, police said.

Emergency services were contacted and the man was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital.

He was pronounced dead there later in the day.