WB man dies after Rum Point fishing trip

| 03/04/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED Wednesday: The 76-year-old man from West Bay who died following a fishing trip in Rum Point Road, North Side, Monday has been named as Dorriel McLean. The police said McLean had been in the water fishing when at about 12:45pm he encountered difficulties and was assisted by his family members who were nearby. The emergency services were called and McLean was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said in a short release.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Rest in Peace and condolences to the family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I saw the gentleman a few days before the accident walking with a cane. Maybe he took a risk trying to fish when he was a bit unsteady on his feet. Persons should pay attention to their capabilities when getting in the water. So sad. The water ican be blissful but can sometimes be unforgiving. RIP

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why is it that almost every time someone dies in a water related incident that it’s the ambulances fault for taking to long? 3 Ambulances which are stationed west, town, and north. At times there are more 911 calls than ambulances which takes up resources. You can’t be in two places at once. Unfortunately if the north side ambulance is out it will take the next due unit time to get to the scene. Albeit to long some times but driving like a bat out of h*ll is not an option . Getting there in a safe matter is a higher priority.
    To many variables involved, it’s always gonna take time to get somewhere. Condolences to the family.
    This island needs to drop witch hunting police, fire, and EMS every time something happens. The blame game is so old.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think this was exactly the same location where a man died and three others were rescued in March last year, (Ash Wednesday) at least the 3rd that we know of. Please, please don’t let this be yet another death down to that cut in the reef that has caused so much pain over the years.
    First, get our self serving MLA for NS to protect visitors and locals alike by filling in the cut; that I am told he commissioned for his ‘fisherman’, yet has never been used. Second, on public holidays have a paramedic unit in the Rum Point area all through the holiday weekend.

  5. Anonymous says:

    In the time it takes for emergency services to respond to this area, a person could drown and be washed out to sea by the time they arrive!

    • Anonymous says:

      Correct…shall we park an ambulance on every other block?????
      Doesn’t sound fiscally feasible though. But I’m all for it.

  6. Tut Alors! says:

    Very sad for his family. However the terminology in the report is confusing, if he was “in the water fishing”, then was he spearfishing, and at the age of 76 wasn’t this a bit risky?.

    • Anonymous says:

      Possibly standing with a hand-line. (I agree the report put out by the authorities could use a lot more detail, though.)

  7. Jay says:

    I guess we still don’t need and HSA in the Eastern districts yup not needed at all and shetty cant help great example when their very own employee crashed on a bike they never even came out to look LOL what a joke ah boYYYY

  8. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to those that lost their dad. Curious how long the ambulance took, where it was dispatched from, and why, despite many similar recent tragedies in the North side and East End area, and knowing the holiday, and high concentration of accident prone camping people, there continue to be no lifeguards, firefighters, or other trained resuscitation personnel stationed on call in closer proximity than George Town Hospital…

    • Anonymous says:

      Medicals should be required before anyone over 60 is allowed to go fishing.

    • Anonymous says:

      To have proper emergency services would need income tax and the population would rather some people die than have income tax.

      • Anonymous says:

        Rubbish. If CIG spent the public purse wisely rather than squandering it all on Docks and other insane projects there would be more than enough in the pot for this, infrastructure and other more crucial projects.

      • Richard Wadd says:

        Stated like a typical ignoramus.
        This has absolutely NOTHING to do with either a ‘lack of proper emergency services’ or ‘Income Tax’.
        The ‘lack’ you are blaming simply does not exist based on ‘economies of scale’. In fact, the resources that CAYMAN has for an island of it’s size is greater by far than most if not all in others in this hemisphere.
        Remember our population is just 65k people, basically that of a small town.
        If you want income Tax, then what the hell are you doing here?

      • The watcher says:

        There is not enough people here for income tax …ideally there needs to be at least 100,00 people. Otherwise it costs too much to administer or one section of the population pays more than another to address the imbalance. Both mechanisms are totally impractical and the latter known as “The big mac” model is probably illegal.
        There should just be better accounting and tougher checks and balances with what there is already.

        Or …you build and develop to encourage 100,00 😉

    • Wan says:

      You know nothing!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      I saw the ambulances (there may have been two) as i was driving towards town from the Frank Sound area, and the time would have been around 12.45. As they were already half way there, I don’t see that as taking a long time to get there. I’m sure you could wait just as long or longer in an urban area in the States or UK.

      • Anonymous says:

        Apparently (according to someone at the scene) the ambulance took a very long time to reach.

      • Anonymous says:

        People in the UK wait as long as 20 hours for ambulances!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe you should find a better lie to tell. The ambulance was called at 12:41 and arrived at 1:30 so how’d you cross it in franksound at 12:45 , get a fucking life bruh.

    • Therese says:

      And the nearest hospital will not accept them unless referred by the HSA. A wierd policy when it’s a life and death situation.

      • SSM345 says:

        That’s because Shetty has no ER……..kinda difficult for people to grasp that and the fact its brought up every single time something like this happens in NS and EE. Medical Tourism doesn’t cater to it and that’s what the hospital was built to cater too. Really not that difficult to grasp as a concept.

    • Anonymous says:

      Firemen and police are trained resuscitation and they are based Frank sound and Bodden town which they easily arrive rum point within 10 mins. There is no perfect world where emergency services based. I used live where hospital is 6 hours drive!

      • Anonymous says:

        The police were there long before the fire department, they were seeking shade under the nearest shade tree.

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe people shouldn’t camp anymore. That would help. Maybe no one should go in the water anymore. That would help. Don’t drive your car or motorcycle. Don’t ride your bike in the street, or cross the road. Maybe not even get out of bed…….omg

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