(CMR) We are receiving reports of drowning this afternoon in Rum Point.
This is a developing story and we will update once more information becomes available.
Yesterday, 16 August, officers responded to a report of a person in distress in the water off Rum Point. A man had been snorkeling when he encountered difficulties and became unresponsive. The man was taken back onto the boat he had been on and CPR was administered as the boat returned to shore. He was then transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by emergency services, where he was later pronounced dead.
The man, age 45, was a visitor from the US. This is the eight water death in Cayman waters for 2018.