Toronto man dies snorkelling in Caymans

The Cayman Islands are probably best known for being one of the world's top dive sites. Many...

The Cayman Islands are probably best known for being one of the world's top dive sites. Many tourists come down solely to explore the vast underwater life and shipwrecks. (Shutterstock)

Shawn Jeffords, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:06 AM ET

TORONTO - A 46-year-old Etobicoke man has died in a snorkelling accident while on vacation in the Royal Cayman Islands.

Police on the Caribbean island confirmed Monday that Timothy Denver Mullin was snorkelling alone around 4 p.m. Sunday near the shore in Eden Rock — a diving destination near the capital city of George Town.

Two divers discovered his body as they returned to shore at 5:30 p.m., according to a police statement.

“They discovered the deceased’s body in about 20 feet of water motionless on the ocean floor in the vicinity of Eden Rock,” added the statement.

Police say the divers carried Mullin’s body ashore and he was transported to a hospital in George Town. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Mullin had arrived on the island on Saturday with his mother.


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