Police name St George’s man who died after kayaking trip
Police have today named a man who died after a kayaking trip as 61-year-old Graham Spurling of St George’s.
A Police spokesman said: “It appears that Mr Spurling was kayaking in the Ferry Reach, St George’s area around 2:30pm Thursday, June 27 before getting out of the kayak and going for a swim. Members of the public in the area then noticed Mr Spurling was apparently in difficulty and came to his assistance.
“The victim was given CPR at the scene, which was continued by EMTs who transported him to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
“The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Spurling at this tragic time. In addition, we would like to thank those members of the public that provided first aid to the victim at the scene.