Update, 10:45am: The officer has been identified as Liverpool native Chris Devereux, who joined the RCIPS in May 2012.
A 54-year-old off duty RCIPS police officer has died after getting into difficulty while diving off Sunset House.
Just after 3.00pm today the officer had been shore diving with a colleague in the vicinity of the Mermaid when he got into difficulty and lost consciousness. His colleague brought him to the surface. Staff from Sunset House immediately assisted, brought him to shore and performed CPR. When the ambulance crew arrived they continued CPR while conveying the officer to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. However, despite efforts of the dive staff and the paramedics he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A family liaison officer has been appointed by the RCIPS and efforts are being made to contact his next of kin.
Further updates will be provided when available.