Crash of jet skis left Robert Cole of Virginia dead; two injured at Cayman day trip from cruise ships

The Carnival Ecstacy docked at Cozumel, Mexico.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The Carnival Ecstasy docked at Cozumel, Mexico. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo


Renting jet skis is a popular activity at each port visit for ships in the Caribbean. These two jet ski operators are in San Juan. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo



HALIFAX, Va. –  A Virginia man died Wednesday from injuries sustained when two Jet Skis collided in the Cayman Islands. Robert Daniel Cole, 31, of Virgilina, Va., was operating one of the water vehicles, according to the family member of the passenger with him at the time. Emergency Services responded to the scene and transported Cole and female passenger Amy Comer, also from Virginia, to the hospital. CPR was administered to Cole on scene. He later succumbed to his injuries, according to reports sent to CBS 6 from Cayman 27. ….MORE  

Obituary for Robert Cole

Robert Cole killed in jet ski crash, Amy Comer injured at Cayman

Robert Cole killed in jet ski crash, Amy Comer injured at Cayman


Public Appeal for witnesses to jet ski accident


Investigators from the Joint Marine Unit are appealing to the public for witnesses who may have witness the Jet Ski collision, off Seven Mile Beach in the vicinity of the Westin Resort & Spa.

The collision occurred around 1:00pm, Wednesday 15 April 2015 when two jet ski’s collided, causing two riders from one and one rider from the other to be thrown into the water. The 31 year old deceased, Robert Cole and his 37 year old female passenger were visiting the Cayman Islands from Virginia, USA at the time of the incident.

Persons with information are asked to contact Sergeant Antonio Hanna; email address:; or Constable Garvin Dixon; email address: or by calling the Joint Marine Unit on (345) 516 – 5140.

All involved in the accident were cruise ship passengers. Cole and Comer were passengers on the Carnival Conquest. The teen and his family were passengers on the Carnival Paradise.  ….MORE

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