Mexican visitor dies after snorkel trip

| 13/04/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have confirmed that the 77-year-old Mexican national visiting Cayman with his family who died early Thursday morning in the George Town hospital following a snorkelling trip was Jose Antonio Lazcano Puron. Police said the man got into difficulties while he was in the water during a boat trip in North Sound. At around 2:20pm, he was taken unto the vessel, 911 was called and he was given CPR with the guidance of 911 operators.

The Joint Marine Unit responded in the Niven D. After they met the vessel, officers continued CPR until they reached Safe Haven, where they were met by the ambulance.

The matter is under investigation by the Joint Marine Unit.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh dear me. How awful for this gentleman who chose this beautiful island to enjoy with his family and to go home deceased. So many times this has happened with tourists. Operators of these tours really need to be more vigilant. So very sad. My condolences to his dear family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is really sad and likely avoidable. Having just been on one of our mainstay trips with guests, I gotta say, the quality of rental snorkeling gear is horrible (even with major operators). Try snorkeling with the flimsy cheap fins masks and snorkels these operations are using. Getting into windy surf with gear that doesn’t perform is stressful. It’s a wonder there aren’t more heart attacks or accidents. We need to have some minimum common quality standards across the board. Snorkelers should always have a designated buddy and the operators (if they aren’t in the water) need to actively lifeguard our guests in rough water. None of this is happening now, despite recurring loss of life.

    • Anonymous says:

      Completely agree, there are numerous things that can be done to help prevent these senseless deaths.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Rest in Peace. Condolences to your family.


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