American dies on dive in Cayman Islands

/ Source: The Associated Press

Police in the Cayman Islands say an American tourist has died on an organized dive off Grand Cayman.

Police spokeswoman Deborah Denis says the 58-year-old man from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was diving with four other people when the outfitter reported that he had gone missing. His name has not been released.

Denis says a fishing vessel reported finding the body floating in the water Sunday afternoon moments before the company, Divers Down, alerted authorities. People on the fishing boat performed CPR on their way to shore before the victim was pronounced dead.

Denis said Monday that police are investigating as is routine for all water-related deaths.

A man who answered the phone at Divers Down declined to comment.