(CNS): A 69-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States was pulled from the water in George Town Harbour Sunday by emergency personnel, but they were unable to save him. Just after 5pm yesterday evening, a call was made to the 911 Communications Centre about a missing snorkeller, police said in a release Monday.
Officers from the marine and uniform units, the police helicopter, as well as emergency personnel were dispatched to the Eden Rock area of the harbour in George Town. The chopper crew spotted a man floating in the water off Jackson Point and marine officers on board the Niven D pulled Mark R Ambrose, from California, from the sea. Despite efforts by emergency personnel who delivered CPR, they were unable to resuscitate him.
The man is the 18th person to die in the waters around Cayman this year and likely to see 2016 enter the record books as the deadliest for the loss of life at sea.
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