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Latest water victim identified

Police have identified the man who died on Thursday (31 March) after running into difficulty while in the water off the West Bay public beach.

Yanbin Liu, 43, of North Carolina was spotted unconscious in the water and taken by Emergency Services to the Cayman Islands Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He becomes the 5th death of 2016 in Cayman related to swimming or diving, all of them visitors from the United States. There were seven water related deaths in Cayman after the first three months of 2015.

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Patrick Kreitlow

Patrick Kreitlow

Pat Kreitlow joined the Cayman 27 staff in October 2015. For nearly a decade, Pat was a familiar presence in living rooms across western Wisconsin where he was a reporter and nightly news anchor at WEAU-TV. He later served his neighbors as a state senator. When he and his wife Sharry became “empty nesters,” they moved to Grand Cayman in early 2014. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

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