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Man Arrested in Relation to Boating Collision

Law Enforcement 09 Oct, 2019 Follow News

Man Arrested in Relation to Boating Collision

A man, age 35 of George Town, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in relation to the boating collision which occurred in the North Sound on Sunday, 11 August.

One of the boats involved, which capsized as a result of the collision, is the PepperJelly, a white 32-foot Scarab centre console boat with two engines, registered to Mango Jam Charters. It is said to have docked in Camana Bay where several passengers disembarked, before departing with three occupants and re-entering the North Sound where the collision took place. Police believe the boat left Camana Bay sometime after 7:00PM.

The second boat, which sustained significant damage, is a 24-foot Hurricane Deck boat with a single engine. It has a white hull with a dark blue stripe and a light green bimini top. It is said to have last been seen in the Star Fish Point area at around 7:30PM, when it departed with three occupants, to travel back across the North Sound.

As a result of the accident, John Turner, age 70, a UK-national living in Cayman, and Emmanuel Brown, age 49 of George Town died.

Emmanuel Brown was a police officer with the RCIPS for twenty-two years, having retired in 2018.

The woman, who was the third occupant of the vessel, was in hospital in critical condition immediately after the accident. Her current condition has not been reported

The 35 year old man been bailed as investigations continue.

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