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A man was pronounced dead in Longboat Pass after performing a dive offshore Thursday.
Longboat Key Monday, May 23, 2011 8 years ago

Man dies after diving accident

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by: Kurt Schultheis Senior Editor

A 52-year-old man died Thursday, May 19, after making a dive 12 miles offshore, according to a statement released by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard was alerted by a boater that a diver returned from a 50-foot dive 12 miles west of Anna Maria Island and became unresponsive.

Coast Guard personnel arrived and began to administer CPR on the man, whose name has not been released.

The man was transported to Longboat Pass and placed on a boat ramp on Anna Maria Island, where he was pronounced dead.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at [email protected].
 

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