Update: Police have named the 83-year-old man who died May 15 after being found unconscious while snorkeling at Stingray City as Walter Franklin Steele, of North Carolina, United States.
Original story: An 83-year-old visitor from the U.S. died Tuesday after he went missing during a snorkel trip to Stingray City in Grand Cayman’s North Sound.
According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the man was reported missing from his vessel around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. He was found unconscious by another watercraft a short while later.
CPR was administered while the visitor was brought back to shore and the man was taken to hospital by ambulance.
He was pronounced dead later Tuesday afternoon.
This is the second death of a snorkeler in less than a week. Doris Ann Sarauer, 64, a visitor from Minnesota, died Thursday, May 10, after getting into difficulty while taking part in a snorkeling tour off South Church Street.