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Today's Date: 27 August 2014
Last Updated: 26 August 2014 18:04:10 EST
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Boater drowns off Seven Mile Beach

Update: The RCIPS can confirm that the body of 43 year old Stephen David Kinch of Canada was recovered at around 5.20pm Sunday from the ocean floor by divers of the RCIPS’ Marine Unit. The body was transported to the South Terminal dock at George Town where a waiting George Town Hospital’s ambulance received it and transported it to the George Town Hospital’s Morgue pending a post mortem examination.

Earlier story below:

A man who jumped from a boat Sunday afternoon off the coast of Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach was found dead about an hour later, according to Royal Cayman Islands Police.

Police said they received a call around 3.15pm Sunday from a man in a 19-foot boat who said a friend had jumped from the craft into the water between Calico Jacks and the Great House.

Police marine units searched the area where the man jumped into the ocean. He was found at the bottom of the ocean in about 45 feet of water about an hour later.

The marine unit was helped by other volunteer divers in recovering the man's body and bringing it back to shore.

The man's identity was not immediately available.
 
 
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