Tag: water accident

Police name West Bay man killed in boating accident

Police name West Bay man killed in boating accident

| 02/01/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has now released the identity of the man who died following a boating accident on New Year’s Day. He was Dale Gerald Ebanks (49) of West Bay. According to the police, Ebanks was one of two people testing a vessel in the North Sound at around 6:15pm when there was a steering [&hell [...]

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US visitor dies while snorkelling at Eden Rock

US visitor dies while snorkelling at Eden Rock

| 12/12/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): A 69-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States was pulled from the water in George Town Harbour Sunday by emergency personnel, but they were unable to save him. Just after 5pm yesterday evening, a call was made to the 911 Communications Centre about a missing sno [...]

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Swimmer and kayakers safe after rescues

Swimmer and kayakers safe after rescues

| 06/12/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Marine officers and emergency medical personnel were kept busy with two rescues on Tuesday afternoon. At about 1:3opm emergency service responded to a report from Governor’s Beach that a man was in distress in the water. When they arrived, the officers and medics were able to help the man [...]

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Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

| 30/11/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): As the Cayman Islands moves into the peak season, the marine police are warning boat captains that they will be enforcing passenger limits. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit (JMU) said tour boat operators are obligated to keep weight and passenger limits within those specified on their operators’ [...]

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Police save man from rough seas off BT beach

Police save man from rough seas off BT beach

| 29/11/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The police saved a man from drowning on Friday evening after he was pulled from the rough sea at around 8pm near the Bodden Town Cemetery. The 911 Communications Centre received a report that a man was seen in distress in the sea and within minutes a marine officer responded from Coewood Beac [...]

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Witnesses wanted in year-old teen drowning case

Witnesses wanted in year-old teen drowning case

| 29/11/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED – The police appeal to the public to find two people who may have seen what happened to 14-year-old Risco Yaris Batten, who died swimming at the beach last year near South Sound Cemetery has paid off. The RCIPS said the couple had come forward following the release of images sho [...]

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Fisherman may have been swept to sea

Fisherman may have been swept to sea

| 23/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The body pulled from the ocean off the coast of North West Point yesterday was 39-year-old Tian Lun Ma, a resident of West Bay, originally from China. Lun Ma was believed to have been fishing from the shore across from the Turtle Farm when he was swept into the sea sometime early Tuesday morn [...]

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Dead man pulled from sea at North West Point

Dead man pulled from sea at North West Point

| 22/11/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police have started an investigation into the death of a man pulled from the ocean Tuesday morning off the coast of North West Point, West Bay. A release from the RCIPS stated that a member of the public called 911 at around 7:45am today stating that a body had been seen floating in the wate [...]

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Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

| 20/07/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The ocean claimed its second victim in just two days yesterday, after a 61-year-old visitor from the United States died following a snorkel trip in Bodden Town. Police said the man encountered difficulties at around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, 19 July, while snorkeling off Frederick Beach in the [...]

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Octogenarian dies following scuba dive off coast of GT

Octogenarian dies following scuba dive off coast of GT

| 18/07/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): An 81-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United Stated died at the weekend after diving off Sunset House. Police said the emergency services responded to a call at around 9:45 on Sunday morning (17 July) that a man was unconscious after he had encountered difficulties w [...]

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Body of missing snorkeler found after search

Body of missing snorkeler found after search

| 30/06/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A 24-year-old local man has drowned off the coast of Spotts beach during a snorkelling trip with friends on Wednesday evening, 29 June. A search and rescue operation was launched yesterday at around 6pm after the 911 Communications Centre received a report that he was in the water in distress [...]

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