Police said Paul Latham of New Hampshire, had experienced difficulties while diving with two other people off Castle Harbour in St George’s.
“He came into difficulty and began a rapid ascent to the surface. Mr Latham was placed aboard a private dive vessel which was met and escorted by a marine police vessel to Ordnance Island. A waiting ambulance transported the victim to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead,” a police spokesman said.
The spokesman said that an investigation has started into “this sudden death”: and that a family liaison officer has been assigned to Latham’s family.
The two other unidentified individuals were treated at hospital as a precaution, the police said.