Friday 3 March update: Police have now released the name of the victim. He is Mongkol Srilamai, age 44, a resident on island and originally from Thailand.
A 44-year-old man died Wednesday (1 March) after being pulled from the water near Rum Point, according to an RCIPS press release.
It marks the second water-related death in the Cayman Islands this year. Police say the man’s identity will be released once relatives are notified.
Joint Marine Unit and Fire Service officers and a nearby Marine Conservation officer responded to the area after the 911 Communications Centre received a report of snorkelers and swimmers in distress in the water near a Rum Point residence, where they attended a party.
Police say three people were pulled from the water by people on the beach. CPR was performed on the 44-year-old man, who was unresponsive. He was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police say the man was a Cayman Islands resident.