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Tag: water accident

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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US agencies decline request to review search & rescue

US agencies decline request to review search & rescue

| 08/04/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The United States Coast Guard and the US National Transport Safety Board have turned down requests from the Cayman Islands governor to undertake the review of the RCIPS handling of the recent search and rescue operation in which five people, including two young children, lost their lives. The [...]

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Texas tourist dies in ocean off 7MB

Texas tourist dies in ocean off 7MB

| 08/04/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The ocean has claimed another victim after a 78-year-old American man was pulled from the water yesterday, 7 April. Just before 11am Thursday police and emergency personnel responded to a report of an unresponsive man in the water on Seven Mile Beach near Royal Palms. The man, who was identif [...]

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American visitor dies off Public Beach

American visitor dies off Public Beach

| 31/03/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS) Updated Friday: Police officers and emergency services were called to Public Beach in West Bay Thursday afternoon regarding a report of an unconscious man in the water.  The man, who has now been named as Yanbin Liu, a visitor from the state of North Carolina, was transported to the Cayman Is [...]

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Police end search and recovery operation

Police end search and recovery operation

| 28/03/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS management has confirmed that the search and recovery operation for five people lost at sea has come to an end. Edsell Haylock, Gary Mullings and his three nephews, Nicholas Watler, Kamron (11) and his brother Kanyi Brown (9), went missing on Sunday, 6 March, some time after leaving 12 [...]

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