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Body of man found near Eden Rock

Police at Eden Rock where the body of a man was found Wednesday morning. Photo: Diana Duffield.

Police have confirmed the body of a man has been found near Eden Rock.

A little after 3.30 a.m Wednesday, officers were called to the waterfront dive shop after a man was found unresponsive.

A spokeswoman for the RCIPS said: “Just past 3.40 a.m on 20 September, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre received a report of a medical emergency at the waterfront in the vicinity of Eden Rock.

“Police and emergency personnel responded to the location, where a man was found unresponsive at the rear of the dive shop. The man was transported to Cayman Islands hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”

The dead man is 37-years-old and was a resident of India.

The man has been identified as Melito Fernandes who was employed as a Senior Supervisor with The Security Centre.

Company President and CEO, Stuart Bostock said: “Everyone knew Melito and some of us became personal friends over and above work colleagues.  

“We are all devastated by the news, but must do everything possible to protect his privacy, especially for his family in Cayman and back in India.”  

Mr Bostock added: “Melito was very well-liked and is a huge loss on a personal and professional level to us all. Efforts are ongoing to notify his family and respond to their requests for information.  

“We continue to work with the RCIP. We would like to thank clients who have contacted us with condolences and offers of support.  

“We are confident that operations won’t be affected but we appreciate their understanding over the next few days as our staff come to terms with the loss of such an amazing member of our team.” 



About Paul Kennedy

During a career that spans almost three decades, Paul has covered some of the biggest stories in the world for regional and national newspapers. A multi-award winning journalist and published author, he has worked for the past six years producing television news and documentaries in Cayman. Paul is also the host of a weekly football show. His dream story is to find a dog that can play piano.

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