- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy is pending for a Canadian man who died after scuba diving in the Florida Keys.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old James Leek of Ontario, Canada, died after diving at French Reef in the waters off Key Largo.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Becky Herrin says the dive vessel came into John Pennekamp State Park on Thursday afternoon with CPR in progress on Leek. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Herrin says that according to the vessel’s captain, Leek had been with an instructor on a 38-foot dive that lasted about a half-hour. The captain told deputies that Leek appeared to be fine when they resurfaced, but he became unresponsive when they reached the boat’s ladder.


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