Man arrested in fatal boat crash case

The Pepper Jelly charter boat at Harbour House Marine following the 11 Aug. 2019 fatal collision. - Photo: Alvaro Serey

Police have arrested a 35-year-old resident of George Town on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with a boating accident on 11 Aug. that killed two people.

The man has been released on bail as the investigation into the accident continues.

The fatal accident took place in North Sound, near Harbour House Marina, sometime between 7:30pm and 10pm.

Police prepare to remove the Pepper Jelly from the water at Harbour House Marina in August. The boat was one of two involved in the fatal collision. – Photo: Alvaro Serey

The Pepper Jelly, a 32-foot Scarab centre-console boat with two engines, registered to Mango Jam Charters, collided with a single-engine 24-foot Hurricane deck boat owned by Emmanuel Brown, 49, of George Town.

Brown and his passenger, John Turner, 70, a UK national living in Cayman, were killed in the accident. A woman in Brown’s boat was severely injured and remains in critical condition in hospital.

Police are still looking for witnesses to the accident or to the activities of either boat prior to the accident. Anyone with information can call 649-4501.

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