Tag: fatality

US visitor dies after 7MB snorkel trip

US visitor dies after 7MB snorkel trip

| 04/01/2019 | 8 Comments

(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 […]

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Octogenarian dies after snorkel trip

Octogenarian dies after snorkel trip

| 29/11/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): An 80-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands on vacation from the United States died Wednesday after a snorkelling trip in the North Sound. Police said the 911 Communications Centre received a report of a person in distress in the waters of the North Sound at around noon. The visitor, who reportedly lost consciousness […]

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Quarry worker killed by exploding tyre

Quarry worker killed by exploding tyre

| 29/10/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have confirmed that the 54-year-old-man who was killed at the weekend in an industrial accident at a quarry off Lake View Drive in Bodden Town, when a tyre reportedly exploded, was Crisanto Dizon from the Philippines, who was a resident in the Cayman Islands. The RCIPS said his family has now been informed, […]

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US Tourist dies after snorkelling in GT harbour

US Tourist dies after snorkelling in GT harbour

| 23/10/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): An as yet unidentified visitor to the Cayman Islands fro the United States died on Tuesday while snorkelling along the George Town waterfront. Police said that at around 10:45am the emergency services responded to the report of a 68-year-old man in difficulty while in the water. When they arrived the man was unresponsive and […]

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Green energy advocate drowned on 7MB

Green energy advocate drowned on 7MB

| 19/10/2018 | 13 Comments

(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 […]

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Resident dies at 7 Mile public beach

Resident dies at 7 Mile public beach

| 17/10/2018 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A 68-year-old-resident died this morning after getting into difficulty on Seven Mile Beach. Police said emergency services were called to the beach location shortly after 8:30am following a report that the man was in distress. CNS understands that the man was in the water when he was found unresponsive and taken to the Cayman Islands […]

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Drug mule dies after swallowing cocaine

Drug mule dies after swallowing cocaine

| 09/10/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says the unidentified 44-year-old man who was found dead at a residence in Prospect at around 10pm on Monday 1 October died after he had swallowed a large number of pellets containing drugs. The RCIPS said a post-mortem on the man, who had just returned to the Cayman […]

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Local man killed in Breakers crash

Local man killed in Breakers crash

| 05/10/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have now confirmed that the driver of the silver Mercedes-Benz who was killed Thursday evening in a single-car crash was Peter Oliver Andrew Rankine (46) from East End. The RCIPS also said that the fatal crash happened on Bodden Town Road before the intersection of North Side and Frank Sound Roads, which is in […]

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Road collision victim placed 3rd in ultra-marathon

Road collision victim placed 3rd in ultra-marathon

| 12/09/2018 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Geoff Cornwall (56) was the cyclist killed in yesterday’s collision on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has confirmed. Cornwall, a resident of Grand Cayman working for a local bank in the IT sector, was a keen sportsman and had placed third in this year’s Off the Beaten Track 50k […]

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Cyclist killed in collision on ETH

Cyclist killed in collision on ETH

| 11/09/2018 | 106 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The cyclist who was killed in a crash on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway this morning is a 56-year-old resident originally from Australia, the police have confirmed. The man was killed at the scene some time after 7:30am Tuesday along the stretch of highway between Yacht Drive and Batabano. Both the car and the bicycle […]

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Driver killed after looking for phone

Driver killed after looking for phone

| 03/09/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Rowena Scott (25) was looking around the car for a missing phone moments before it crashed into a concrete wall along Shamrock Road, an inquest heard on Monday. The coroner’s hearing into the death of Scott, following a single-vehicle crash in March 2015, opened before a jury, who heard her boyfriend’s statement about what […]

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