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Tourist from Tampa dies snorkeling in Caymans

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Cayman Islands police say a tourist from Tampa died over the weekend while snorkeling during a vacation in the British Caribbean territory.

A police statement says the 56-year-old man died while snorkeling off Grand Cayman's east end.

Police spokeswoman Janet Dougall said Monday that she did not have immediate authorization to release the man's name.

Authorities say the tourist was snorkeling Sunday with a companion but became separated. A short time later, the man was found floating face down.

Police say the man was brought to shore by his companion, who administered CPR until paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Tourist from Tampa dies snorkeling in Caymans 05/28/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:32am]
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