May 27, 2023

Cayman: Serious boating incident in North Sound, 1 man missing, 1 dead. UPDATE: Police appeal for assistance in search

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Police can confirm that the search has now been concluded and would like to thank the public and volunteers for their assistance.
Further updates will follow.

[Cayman27 have just reported on their 6pm news that the missing man was found dead and the female passenger is in a coma with a serious brain injury. This has still not been confirmed by the RCIPS.]

Original story:

Shortly before 10:00PM on Sunday 11 August, a report was received of a boating incident in the North Sound, off Prospect. It was reported that two vessels collided, causing one of the vessels to capsize. All three occupants of the capsized boat were uninjured and were able to return to shore.

The second vessel was located shortly afterwards and appeared to have sustained significant damage. Two persons, a man and a woman, were located aboard the vessel. The woman was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. The man was unresponsive and was subsequently pronounced dead.

The third occupant of the vessel, a man age 49 of George Town, was not located. A search was conducted by officers from the Fire Service, Joint Marine Unit, and Air Operations Unit but was suspended shortly before 4:00AM today, 12 August, due to poor visibility. The search resumed at 6:00AM and remains ongoing.

Police are urgently appealing for small boat owners to assist with the search. If you are an owner of a shallow-draft boat, jet ski, or similar vessel, and are willing to assist, please contact the Joint Marine Unit by phone at 649-7710.

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