Thursday, June 21, 2018
Public safety

Scuba diver from Temple Terrace drowns in Caymans

MIAMI — A tourist from Temple Terrace has died while scuba diving in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Islands police spokeswoman Janet Dougall said the tourist was William Lemuel Lawson Jr., 80. She said Monday that there appeared to be nothing suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his death.

Lawson was found floating Sunday afternoon while he was with a group of divers at a site known as the Double Wall off Cayman Brac.

He was treated at the scene before being evacuated to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.

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