GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Police in the Cayman Islands say a member of Uruguay's Special Olympics swim team has apparently drowned during a competition in the waters off a popular beach.
A Monday police statement identifies the dead man as 41-year-old Pablo Jose Perez Larza. His hometown in Uruguay hasn't been released.
Police say the 41-year-old died Saturday after getting into difficulty while taking part in an 800-meter sea swim off Grand Cayman island's Seven Mile Beach. The competition is an open water swimming event for Special Olympics athletes.
Perez was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Special Olympics officials have not responded to an email seeking comment.