Thursday, December 22, 2011

American Tourist, 62, Collapses, Dies While Swimming in the Caymans

An American tourist, 62, died earlier today (December 22), while swimming with his wife some 50 yards off shore at Smith Cove near George Town, in the Cayman Islands, after his swimming became labored. The man's wife was able to help him to shore, but after reaching the beach he suddenly lost consciousness. Tragically, the man was pronounced dead upon arriving at a local hospital.

COMMENT: As most of our readers know from my previous postings that I am a strong advocate of all international travelers getting a thorough medical examination, including a cardiovascular evaluation, for those over 40, before traveling abroad.

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