Resident dies during trip to Stingray City

| 05/03/2024 | 8 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): A 51-year-old resident was pronounced dead on Sunday evening after he was pulled from the water at the Stingray City Sandbar and taken to shore by the coastguard and transported to the George Town Hospital. According to a press release, Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers responded to the report of a man in distress after he experienced difficulties in the water and lost consciousness.

People at the location performed CPR on the victim until the coastguard officers arrived on the scene and took him to shore aboard their vessel.

They continued the CPR until they handed him over to the ambulance. No other details have been released at this stage, and the victim has not been identified.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    My sympathies to the family of the deceased, and what I’m about to say is in no way implying this person did anything wrong.

    North Sound generally, and the Stingray City Sandbar specifically, has become like the Wild West! There are numerous boaters without proper training and experience (both recreational and commercial boat operators). Yet, there is next to no supervision by Police, DOE, Coast Guard, etc. And no requirement to show that you have an inkling of how to handle a boat.

    Its too late to say someone is going to die out there. They have already (even before this tragedy) and will continue to do so. Its like Times Square out there some days with the number of boats and people. Its simply not as enjoyable (nor as safe!) as it once was.

    Why on earth is no one in power taking this seriously? We are destroying one of our greatest natural assets, and one of the wonders of the world.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Close Stingray City now! Masks!

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