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UPDATE: Water Related Death at Stingray City, 15 May

25th May, 2018 Police Headlines

Police can now confirm the identity of the man who died after being found unconscious while snorkeling at Stingray City on Tuesday, 15 May. He is Walter Franklin Steele, age 83, of North Carolina in the United States.


The RCIPS offers condolences to the family of the deceased.

Original release:


Shortly before 2:15PM on Tuesday, 15 May, a report was received that a snorkeler had gone missing while snorkeling at Stingray City. Shortly afterwards, the man was found unconscious by a nearby boat and brought onboard. CPR was administered to the man as the boat returned to shore, and, once on shore, the man was immediately transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by emergency services. He was later pronounced dead.


The man, age 83, was a visitor from the US.