March 12, 2011

Michigan man dies shortly after dive

Marathon – A 56 year old Michigan man died shortly after completing a dive offshore of Marathon Thursday morning.

Richard Snow was on a dive trip on board the Reef Hopper, out of Captain Hooks Marina. He and others on the boat were diving in approximately 60 feet of water at a location known as “Edge of Darkness”.

At some point, either as he was surfacing, or at the surface, Snow began having trouble. The Captain saw that he was in distress and threw out a safety line. Snow was unable to grab the line, but the line caught on his tank and the Captain was able to tow him in to the boat.

Snow was pulled onto the dive platform and CPR was started. The Coast Guard was notified just before 11 a.m. of the incident. Snow was brought to shore where he was met by paramedics who transported him to Fishermen’s Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy. Contact that office for autopsy results.

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