Shortly after 12:15PM yesterday, 5 February, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police and emergency personnel to a report of a man who had experienced difficulties while snorkeling off Seven Mile Public Beach. He was brought to shore by members of the public nearby who began to administer CPR. Emergency personnel arrived and continued CPR. The man was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The man, aged 72, was a visitor from the United States.