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Cayman records ninth water related death, New York woman drowns

A 64-year-old US visitor has become Cayman’s ninth water-related death.

The woman, who has been identified as Peggy Slyvia Michel of New York, died while diving off South Church Street yesterday (22 July.)

According to the RCIPS Ms. Michel experienced difficulty while in the water. She was assisted back to shore by her companion. They were then assisted by other members of the public who administered CPR until emergency responders arrived.

The 64-year-old New Yorker was transported to the Cayman islands hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

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Natalie Briggs

Natalie Briggs

Natalie Briggs has worked in television, radio and print since 2002, including stints at Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT/CNMG), Radio 97, The Trinidad Guardian and Newsday. She has an MA in Media, Communications and Public Relations.

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