Carnival passenger killed in Jet Ski crash

By ,   April 17, 2015 ,   Accidents

The 31-year-old Robert Cole of Virginia, passenger from Carnival Conquest, has died after his jet-ski was struck by the jet-ski operated by a 15-year-old boy from Carnival Paradise.

The accident occurred in the Westin Grand Cayman 7-Mile Beach Resort & Spa.

Cole and his girlfriend, 37-year-old Amy Comer, were both visiting Cayman on Carnival’s ship. They were thrown into the water after the collision. The couple were not participating in Carnival’s shore excursion.

The 15 year-old teenager is from New York and was jet-skiing with his father and brothers. At the time of the accident he was driving the jet-ski alone. It is unknown whether the family were on a cruise excursion or had rented the jet-ski independently.

The collision occurred on Wednesday, April 15, just before 1 p.m. close to Westin Hotel. Robert Cole was transported to shore and CPR was administered to him. Shortly after the accident Emergency Services transported both passengers to the hospital, where the man succumbed to his injuries. The female cruiser has since been treated and released from hospital.

The 15-year-old boy suffered minor nose injury, not requiring hospitalization. According to other sources he may have t-boned the Jet Ski of Cole.