Tag: water accident

Hotel chef was man who fell overboard

Hotel chef was man who fell overboard

| 14/10/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard has confirmed that the body pulled from the North Sound yesterday was Kasun Tharuka Madushanka Fernando (32), who had fallen overboard from a party boat on Monday night. According to his social media accounts, Fernando, who is from Sri Lanka, had been working as a chef at the Westin […]

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Body recovered from North Sound

Body recovered from North Sound

| 13/10/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The Cayman Islands Coast Guard has confirmed that the search for the missing man who fell overboard from a party boat on Monday night has concluded. At around 11.30am yesterday morning a body was pulled from the water southwest of Barkers Cay, believed to be the missing man. Efforts are currently underway to […]

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Captain hurt as boats collide off Magellan Quay

Captain hurt as boats collide off Magellan Quay

| 01/06/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Three people aboard a fishing boat were turfed into the water and the captain was injured after a collision with a sail boat on Monday night at around 9:40pm in the Governor’s Harbour area off Magellan Quay, in West Bay. While all three people from the fishing vessel made it back to shore, the […]

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Jet Ski ploughs into beach cabana

Jet Ski ploughs into beach cabana

| 22/02/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): One person was critically injured and three others, including two children, were badly hurt after a personal watercraft left the water and ploughed into a cabana at Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town around 10:30 Saturday morning. Both the children and one adult were on the PWC. The fourth person to be injured was […]

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Onlookers save boy’s life after sea rescue

Onlookers save boy’s life after sea rescue

| 07/01/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Members of the public who noticed a child in difficulty in the sea on Wednesday evening helped to save his life when they rescued him from the water and gave him CPR. The emergency services were soon on the scene at the beach near the intersection of Mary Mollie Hydes Road and the West […]

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Inquiry opens after woman found in pool

Inquiry opens after woman found in pool

| 06/06/2020

(CNS): Police have confirmed that they are looking into the death of a woman found unconscious in a swimming pool at an address on South Sound Road Wednesday, but do not suspect foul play. The RCIPS said the woman, who was 29 years old, died Thursday evening in the Critical Care Unit, where she had […]

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Elderly visitor died after Jet Ski collision

Elderly visitor died after Jet Ski collision

| 10/02/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): A 69-year-old visitor from the United States died on Sunday afternoon after two personal watercraft collided off Seven Mile Beach. Police said that at around 12:30pm on 9 February they received a report of the collision in the water near Piper Way. The rider of one of the Jet Skis was severely injured and […]

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Visitor dies after snorkel trip

Visitor dies after snorkel trip

| 13/01/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A 72-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States died on Saturday afternoon following a snorkelling trip off the George Town coast. Police said he had been snorkelling when he encountered difficulties and was assisted back to shore. Emergency services attended the scene and the man was transported to the […]

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Elderly visitor dies after dive trip

Elderly visitor dies after dive trip

| 26/11/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A 72-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from Mississippi died Monday afternoon following a dive in the waters around the George Town Harbour. The man had experienced difficulties while on the dive and he was brought to shore by the boat he was out with at around 2pm. The dive boat was […]

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Visitor dies after snorkeling off 7MB

Visitor dies after snorkeling off 7MB

| 24/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A 75-year-old woman who was visiting the Cayman Islands was pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town on Tuesday morning, after snorkeling off Seven Mile Beach. The emergency services were dispatched to the beach near Royal Palms at around 10:20 this morning in response to reports of a woman who was […]

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Marine activist dodges charge in boat crash

Marine activist dodges charge in boat crash

| 18/09/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Charges against renowned underwater photographer and environmentalist Cathy Church (74) in connection with a boat collision in January have been dropped, the police have confirmed. Church was facing charges of navigating a vessel so as to cause damage or risk of damage and a reckless and negligent act after her boat collided with another […]

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