Elderly woman drowns at Smith Cove

| 29/04/2019 | 9 Comments
Cayman News Service

Smith Cove, Grand Cayman

(CNS): An 85-year-old woman visiting the Cayman Islands from Florida drowned while swimming at Smith Cove on Monday morning. According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the woman was taken to hospital from the popular beach spot on South Church Street in George Town by the emergency services at around 11:00am after she was found at the location unresponsive. Police said they learned of the woman’s death at the hospital, where she had been pronounced dead, and confirmed that there were no signs of violence on her body when she was examined.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Is it perhaps time for the Government to provide a fund to put lifeguards at public beaches? Will be a good opportunity to provide positive press instead of negative. Along with not only the chance for Caymanians to become employed but to learn valuable life skills?

  2. Ron Ebanks says:

    What I meant by saying , I wonder if the Internet played any part , was that if there were other people along with the elder lady . That if there wasn’t Internet for them to get it , they wouldn’t have been on the Internet and would have been in the water with her , or watch her that could have prevented the tragedy , RIP to the Lady .

    • Anonymous says:

      7:24 I thank you made a valid point. People are consumed with the Internet and being in their own world these days.

  3. Anonymous says:

    A very sad thing to happen but it is legally wrong, and completely unnecessary, to report that she drowned. The cause of her death will not be officially confirmed until the inquest.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This so sad – she’s 80 years old, still traveling and enjoying life and drowns in our beautiful waters. I wonder if she was swimming alone. RIP

  5. Anonymous says:

    Where’s all the cries for lifeguards? Surely she would have been saved!

    • Ron Ebanks says:

      8:44pm , did the elder lady go to Smith Cove alone ? When I go to the beach with elder people and younger kids I don’t need life guards .

  6. Ron Ebanks says:

    I am very sorry to hear and I give the family my deepest regards .
    I wonder if having Internet at Smith Cove played any part of the tragedy ?

    • Anonymous says:

      Why have internet on the beach ? If it is true, then shut it down, the beach and water is to enjoy if someone want internet then stay home

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