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FURTHER UPDATE: Statements – Cayman Islands: Water related death

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Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Statement by the Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs and the Department of Education Services on the recent loss of a Clifton Hunter High School Student

The Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs and the Department of Education Services offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the 14-year-old resident of the Bonaventure Boys Home who died in a water-related incident on Sunday 29th November, 2015. This young man was also a student at the Clifton Hunter High School (CHHS).

This is of course a very difficult time for the CHHS community and as a result, a counselling team is providing support to the staff and students of the school.
As an earlier statement from the Ministry of Community Affairs stated, there is an RCIPS investigation into the death and therefore our Ministry and Department are also limited in what we can say at this time.


Statement on Teen Death

Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 2:24 PM

The Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports confirms that a 14-year-old resident of Bonaventure Boys Home died in a water-related incident on Sunday 29 November 2015.

The resident had been taking part in a group activity organized by the Home when he got into difficulties in the sea behind South Sound Cemetery.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) were the first responders on the scene and have already begun an investigation into the death.

Officials have notified the family of the death.

To ensure the integrity of the RCIPS investigation, the Ministry and the Home are fully cooperating with the RCIPS and will refrain from making any further official statements until the conclusion of the investigation.

Mr. Osbourne Bodden (title) The Minister of Community Affairs extends his deep condolences to the young man’s family over the loss of their child.


From RCIPS: Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 3:42 PM

At approximately 12 noon today police responded to an emergency call when a 14 year old boy got into difficulties whilst in the sea behind the South Sound Cemetery.

He was pulled from the water, but CPR efforts proved unsuccessful. He was transported to the GT Hospital by ambulance, but later pronounced dead.

A further update will follow.

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