March 24, 2011

Man dies while diving with his son

Marathon – A 60 year old man died while diving with his son Wednesday.

The 26 year old son, who lives in Marathon, told Deputy Bradford Colen he and his father, Steven Knorr, went out diving on his boat offshore of Grassy Key Wednesday afternoon. He said they were diving in about 50 feet of water. His father was reportedly spear fishing and the son was diving for tropical fish.

He said they got separated and a short time later he surfaced and boarded the boat, but didn’t immediately see any sign of his father. He said a short time later he spotted him floating in the water behind the boat.

He said he pulled his father on board, called 911 for help, and began administering CPR. The U.S. Coast Guard responded and brought Knorr back to shore. He was transported by paramedics to Fishermen’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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