Fisherman may have been swept to sea

| 23/11/2016 | 25 Comments
Cayman News Service

North West Point, near where Tian Lun Ma was found

(CNS): The body pulled from the ocean off the coast of North West Point yesterday was 39-year-old Tian Lun Ma, a resident of West Bay, originally from China. Lun Ma was believed to have been fishing from the shore across from the Turtle Farm when he was swept into the sea sometime early Tuesday morning. It is understood that the sea was particularly rough around the time that Lun Ma was thought to be fishing in a spot he was said to use regularly.

The man’s body was recovered after it was spotted in the ocean by a member of the public who called 911 sometime before 8am.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    RIP. It was a joy to watch him performing his art.




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  2. Anonymous says:

    Caymanian and non-Caymanian employers do indeed pay peanuts. That is why Chinese, Indian, Philipino, Jamaican and other nationalities flock to our shores. Not unlike employers in the UK who benefit from hiring minimum wage Eastern Europeans and others or US employers who benefit from hiring minimum wage Mexicans, Philipinos, etc. Yes, because the employer’s profits are paramount to any other interests. In Cayman it is compounded by Government’s reliance on the work permit fees thus Caymanians who want these types of jobs are marginalized. Caymanians cannot afford to live on these peanut wages.

    What do you think propelled Brexit and Trump’s victory?? It’s not over yet, pay attention to upcoming elections in Europe! It is a return to nationalism based on dissatisfaction with immigration and jobs policies!

    It’s about time that the same happens here!! It’s simply a message of “our own nationals should be priority”, not xenophobia!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe this good fella was hired from china because he was a great sushi chef. A man has died may he rest in peace. Why comment on here slating expatriates. Its not the thread for this post and is disrespectful.




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    • Inspector Clouseau says:

      Someone’s life was lost during a fishing trip and here you are talking unemployment and political affairs. Another hot-air balloon.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry, but Caymanian sushi chefs are not exactly abundant. I knew this guy. He was a bright soul. I plan to donate to funeral expenses.




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    • Mel says:

      You are a monster to write that in this article.




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  3. jose says:

    my deepest condolences to the family,,
    rest in peace lun mua..




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  4. Anonymous says:

    God bless RIP




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Such a lovely fella. So sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to his family and his Cayman friends.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to the family. Also…did he have fishing license? That would not have saved his life. But every Sunday evening you can work permit holders standing on the banks of Cayman fishing out dinner, breakfast and lunch There was a law implemented to stop this…but as per usual Caymanians yell and scream pass a law and don’t enforce it.




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    • Anonymous says:

      8:12 am
      You have got a nerve.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Are you seriously bringing that up at a time like this? WOW!




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    • SSM345 says:

      Maybe they have to fish morning, noon an night because their Caymanian employers pay them peanuts and its too expensive to shop for all their food?




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    • Inspector Clouseau says:

      Whats the sense of having laws when people like you break them? The man could’ve been doing something merely for the sport/hobby of it. People take their kids fishing do so for a meal or merely for the peace and relaxation that it brings and the excitement and fun they have doing so?

      His life was taken doing something he enjoyed obviously now let the man rest in peace and stop asking stupidness about a fishing license in this time of sorrow and heartache.

      Sincerely,

      Your fellow Caymanian.




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    • SSM345 says:

      8:12, did you perhaps think that as a sushi chef fishing might have been part of his job?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Pretty sure that former Chief Magistrate Ramsay-Hale found that the fishing licences were discriminatory and illegal a few years ago




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    • Anonymous says:

      Caymankind at its compassionate best….a life is sadly lost, but no, you got to question if he had a license…Tell me, do you have a license for stupidity? If not, you are acting illegally…




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    • Anonymous says:

      I see your point….you think he could have been kept afloat by his license had he had it in his pocket. That might have indeed saved his life. One wonders. Incidentally he was a sushi chef which I think might have something to do with raw fish. Perhaps he was getting his own catch for the restaurant or he just enjoys fishing. Sorry this entire blog took such a turn for the worst.




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  7. A Nony Mouse says:

    How tragic that the man was likely trying to provide for his family. It shows that one needs to be mindful of weather conditions when living so close to the sea. Condolences to his family and friends.




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  8. Smithy says:

    RIP Lun Mua. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.




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  9. Anonymous says:

    RIP. The sea is unforgiving.




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  10. Annie says:

    My condolences to his family.




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