Green energy advocate drowned on 7MB

| 19/10/2018 | 14 Comments
Cayman News Service

Jim Knapp

(CNS): Police have now confirmed that James Knapp was the man who died after getting in trouble in the water on Seven Mile Beach on Wednesday morning. A long-time campaigner for greener energy, Knapp was one of the first people in Cayman to build a home entirely off the grid and solar-powered. He was originally from the US but moved to Cayman in 1993 to work as an IT securities expert for Butterfield Bank. He was swimming off public beach Wednesday when local watersports staff spotted he was in trouble and went to his aid.

Despite giving him CPR until the emergency services arrived, they were unable to revive Knapp, who was pronounced dead at the hospital and became the eleventh person to lose their life in local waters this year.

In a tribute to him on social media, the Cayman Islands Renewable Energy Association described Knapp, who was a founding member, as one of the true pioneers and advocates for clean energy in the Cayman Islands.

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  1. Claudine McLymont says:

    Wonderful human being . Jim you were such s happy loving , thoughtful soul who loved life , generous compassionate and loving . My thoughts
    prayers will be with Judy and your other 9 siblings. Rest In Peace to the first First Friend I had i. Grand Cayman.

  2. Anonymous says:

    God bless you Jim.

  3. Michel Lemay says:

    R.I.P. Jim. Condolences to the family and many close friends. You were a wonderful person .

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very sorry to hear. My condolences to Jim’s family and friends.

  5. Tom says:

    RIP Jim. You helped me with some direction in my career when I was younger and were always available and helpful when I had questions later on. Great guy who’ll be missed.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Love you Jim… Judy our condolences on the loss of your husband. What a delightful man to had known.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It’s nice human beings like him and you ask yourself, why? R.I.P.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for raising our awareness of living in the light.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great man RIP Jim

  10. Anonymous says:

    Jim had his own business on island for some time before he worked at Butterfield. Nice guy. Very knowledgable. RIP.

  11. Bertie : B says:

    Blessings to Jim and especially to the loved ones left behind , we just never know when our time is up . Jim is needed elsewhere and higher powers than us have decided to take him back home .

  12. Anonymous says:

    Not off the grid.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    God bless Jim, we will miss you.


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