Tourist dies after swimming at Cemetery Beach

| 06/11/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A visitor from the United States died Saturday and another was treated in hospital after the two men got into difficulties in the water off Cemetery Beach. The emergency services were called to the location at around 4:00pm following reports that two men, one aged 64 and the other aged 57, were experiencing difficulties while snorkelling near the West Bay beach. Fire and police officers as well as members of the public helped get both men to shore and CPR was administered.

Both men were taken to George Town Hospital, where the older man was later pronounced dead. The 57 year old male was discharged from hospital Sunday morning police confirmed. The RCIPS Marine Department is continuing with the investigation.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The current was not the problem for the two men snorkeling off Cemetary Beach last Saturday. Dr Lamb, who passed away, became short of breath and told his brother-in-law, Chuck, who was with him. They turned around to go back to shore and Dr Lamb said he was having continued problems breathing. Chuck said you float and I’ll pull you. They were talking along the way and then Dr Lamb stopped talking. Chuck pulled him a great distance before their wives, who were waiting on the shore, heard Chuck yelling to call 911. The autopsy was just released and confirmed Dr Lamb suffered a heart attack. Chuck, who is a champion swimmer and former lifeguard, had nearly reached shore when the very nice fireman jumped in to assist. It is truly a miracle Chuck was able to get Dr Lamb back to shore. We are so appreciative of the many kindnesses we received from the Grand Cayman police and hospital doctors and nurses.


  2. Anonymous says:

    no funding? politicians too busy lining their pockets


  3. Anonymous says:

    My condolences to the family who has lost a loved one. Is it time to revisit the question of whether a life guard made a difference here?


    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, 6.35am I tend to agree that due to the amount of swimming deaths on the island consideration should be in place for lifeguards. Granted, they cannot be placed everywhere and lives will still be lost. However, I think they should be in various spots along SMB. This island has a vast amount of tourists and not one lifeguard is situated anywhere.



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