Snorkeller missing at sea in East End

| 05/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A full-scale search and rescue operation was underway to find a snorkeller who was reported missing at 11:21 on Thursday morning in East End. The Marine Unit is now calling for volunteers to help when the search resumes tomorrow. Police said that the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit with two vessels responded to the report and, along with three boats from the Department of Environment, the Marine Enforcement Unit, the Cayman helicopter, divers and other water sport operators in the area, a search commenced for the man, who is visiting from the United States.

Anyone who can assist in End End tomorrow  is asked to contact Insp Yearwood on 526 3159 the officer in charge of the search or report to the Dive Shop at Morritt’s Tortuga at 9am.

People are asked to bring their own dive and snorkel equipment if possible. Dive tanks will be supplied.

Earlier today a police spokesperson explained that the 47-year-old man from Massachusetts was last seen in the ocean by his wife as they were snorkelling together off Reef Resort in East End. The couple became separated around 250 yards off shore. The missing man’s wife returned to shore safely but there was no sign of her husband. A report was made for assistance and the search commenced.

The man was wearing white beach shorts, but no shirt, clear goggles and black and blue fins.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A very talented young man gone too soon. Rest in peace and condolences to the family.
    My thoughts are with you during this very sad time.

  2. Sharkey says:

    After all the miss happens of tourists disappearing/ drowning . Has the hotel’s/ condominiums done anything to prevent these tragic from happening ? I think that if some rules of safety were posted in all rooms /bars/ office’s and a little courtesy message to help you enjoy your vacation more, therefore you are welcome to Free snorkeling instructions on these days and hours at your hotel /condos beach . The instructor need to teach everything from A to Z about how to use the equipment and handle your self in any situation you could get into the water . I hope these suggestions saves some people lives , or give someone a job .

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