April 22, 2011

Michigan man dies while snorkeling

 Key Largo – A 69 year old Salnie, Michigan man died after snorkeling offshore of Key Largo Thursday afternoon.

According to the captain of the vessel Coral Princess VI, out of Atlantis Dive Center, Ronald Harrison was having trouble as he was swimming back to the boat. The first mate jumped in to help, followed by the captain a few minutes later. They got Harrison up on the back platform and began performing CPR and called for help.

Tow Boat US responded and assisted by transporting Harrison to shore. They met Deputy Joshua Brady and paramedics at Garden Cove Marina at the 106 mile marker of U.S. One. Paramedics pronounced Harrison dead at 6:30 p.m.

His body was turned over to the Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.

1 comment:

  1. I love papa and i always will! He was the most awesome person ever! So funny and kind. I have so many memories of him and I, we went fishing, and shopping, and we would make things together. All the memories of Harbor Springs, and going to all the different great lakes. i have been to every lake! It was too bad you had to go.
    Madison Christine Harrison 11 years old
    grand daughter
    P.S. Now i don't have any grandpa's left.