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Tag: water accident

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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Rescue report reveals resource problems

Rescue report reveals resource problems

| 02/06/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Personnel shortages and equipment problems for the RCIPS Air Support and Joint Marine units were all identified in a report by a coastguard expert made public yesterday. The search and rescue (SAR) operation conducted by the RCIPS in March following a report that five people, including two ch [...]

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Cops cleared in rescue review

Cops cleared in rescue review

| 01/06/2016 | 61 Comments
(CNS): REPORT NOW ATTACHED: A review conducted by UK Coastguard Commander Andy Jenkins of the RCIPS’ handling of a search and rescue operation in March, when five lives, including two children, were lost at sea, has found no major fault with either the police or 911 in handling the missing [...]

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Ohio visitor dies snorkelling in East End

Ohio visitor dies snorkelling in East End

| 30/05/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): An American tourist visiting the Cayman Islands from Ohio died in East End on Friday after getting into difficulties in the sea. Christina Jean Spradling, who was just 29 years old, got into trouble around 5:30pm while snorkelling with her husband. An ambulance was called and she was taken to [...]

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Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

| 05/05/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was called out to a boating incident on Wednesday evening, in which three men avoided any serious consequences after their boat overturned in the waters off Seven Mile Beach. But the police noted that the men had no life jackets and they had not alerted the Port Au [...]

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