US visitor dies after 7MB snorkel trip

| 04/01/2019 | 8 Comments

Cayman News Service(CNS) UPDATED: The 60-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States who died following a snorkelling trip off the coast of Seven Mile Beach Thursday afternoon has been identified as Gregory Scott Azeltine, from North Carolina. Police said they and other emergency services were called to the beach area close to Tanager Way, where a man had been out on a snorkelling trip and had lost consciousness while he was in the water. Although Azeltine was taken out of the water and given CPR on a nearby vessel until the ambulance arrived, he remained unresponsive throughout the boat trip back to shore.

He was met there by paramedics and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

This is the first person to lose his life in Cayman waters just three days into 2019 and comes following a total of 13 water related deaths in 2018.

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  1. Irma De Santiago says:

    I am so sorry for your loss my dear friend. I can’t imagine how sad you and the family are and I feel for Rocky as well. We know he is in a better place which should give us hope.

  2. Anonymous says:

    May he Rest In Peace

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  3. Ron Ebanks says:

    Anonymous 5 :18 pm , I will be able to answer your questions after I get the answers to my other question I asked CNS for . But I happy to see that you see there is a problem to why you’re asking those questions.

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  4. Ron Ebanks says:

    I give the family my deepest regards to their lost .

    CNS , can you please give us an update to whether there was a coroner inquest done in any of 2018 water related deaths ?

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    • Anonymous says:

      9:11 Judging by what’s happened in the past it’ll be months before any of these deaths come to an inquest. The problem is there’s no full-time coroner for the Cayman Islands so the hearings get back-logged and are then heard in bulk when they have a coroner on-island. I can remember (as I’m sure CNS staff do) delays of up to 18 months – that’s a major problem if there is an underlying problem that needs identifying and fixing.

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      • Ron Ebanks says:

        4:50 pm , so that’s where good Leadership is failing Country , don’t see the problems until it’s too late. Then have to scramble to fix it .

  5. Anonymous says:

    What is the problem? Where are the checks and balances? This is very sad, may the good Lord comfort his loved ones.

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