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Police: Texas tourist dies in Cayman Islands after dive

Police: Texas tourist dies after getting into difficulty while scuba diving off Cayman Islands

Police: Texas tourist dies in Cayman Islands after dive

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) -- Authorities say an American tourist has died while scuba diving in waters off the Cayman Islands.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on Sunday identified the dead man as 70-year-old Stephen Edward Van Buren.

Van Buren was a resident of Conroe, Texas, a town about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Houston.

Police say Van Buren was scuba diving with others when he experienced difficulty in the water. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

He was diving off Grand Cayman, the main island in the British Caribbean chain with diving sites that often are ranked among the world's best dive locations.


Updated : 2021-02-25 15:23 GMT+08:00