An snorkeller died after encountering difficulties in the sea off North Church Street in George Town on Saturday.
Around 3:30pm, the 911 Communication Centre received a report of a person in distress, according to a spokesperson for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
Emergency services attended the scene and the man was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The man was a 72-year-old visitor from the US.
This was the first water-related death reported this year.