Update: Police confirmed the name of the man who died on May 19 after encountering difficulties while snorkeling in East End is Peter Stuart Schilke, of Connecticut, United States.

Original story: A 57-year-old man died after getting into difficulty while snorkeling in East End on Saturday evening, May 19.

Police said on Tuesday that emergency personnel had responded to a report of person in distress. The victim, a visitor from the United States, had been snorkeling when he encountered difficulties.

He was assisted to shore by members of the public nearby and then transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital. He subsequently lost consciousness and was later pronounced dead, police said.

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