(CMR) Police have now confirmed our reports of an elderly male diver being in difficulty yesterday afternoon has succumbed to his injuries and passed away. We received multiple reports that he was brought on land in the vicinity of Lobster Pot Restaurant and eyewitnesses observed boat employees attempting to administer CPR.
Shortly before 2:00 pm, yesterday 25 November, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to the location on North Church Street, George Town, where it was reported that a man had experienced difficulties whilst diving and was being brought to shore by the boat he was out with. When the boat arrived, CPR was administered to the man by officers from the Cayman Islands Fire Service with the assistance of police officers until the arrival of EMS. The man was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.
The 72-year-old-man is from Mississippi, USA, and is a visitor to the Cayman Islands. The matter is under investigation.