July 25, 2014

Man dies while snorkeling offshore of Key Largo

 A Georgia man died while snorkeling offshore of Key Largo Thursday.

71 year old John Marshall of Johns Creek, Georgia was on board a 25 foot private vessel with nine others near Carysfort lighthouse. The group was snorkeling shortly after noon. Witnesses say Marshall was on his way back to boat. When they next saw him he was face down in the water.

They pulled him into the boat. Another boat nearby pulled up with a doctor on board who began performing CPR. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the emergency and brought Marshall to shore at Ocean Reef, but he was pronounced dead.

Major Crimes Detective Vince Weiner responded and will be investigating the death. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of Marshall’s death.

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