- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Charles Leidigh of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday while on a snorkeling trip off Key Largo.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Becky Herrin says the boat’s captain noticed Leidigh was face down and not moving in the water Wednesday afternoon. The boat’s first mate pulled Leidigh onto the boat and attempted to revive him.

All the other snorkelers on the trip, including Leidigh’s wife and grandson, were recalled to the boat and returned to shore.

Herrin says the boat was met by paramedics, who pronounced Leidigh dead. An autopsy is pending.


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