(CMR) A 55-year-old visitor from the United States was pronounced dead after he became unresponsive while snorkeling on Wednesday, 15 June. Family members have identified him as Jimmy Burwell in a post on Facebook.
Police reports are that shortly after 3:15 PM, officers responded to a report of a person in distress at sea. The man had been in the water snorkeling when he became unresponsive.
He was brought back to a boat, and persons on the scene administered CPR. He was subsequently transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital via ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased on arrival by the attending doctor.
Family members have asked anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who was with him when he passed to make contact.