August 14, 2014

Man dies while snorkeling

A Pennsylvania man died Wednesday while snorkeling offshore of Key Largo.

71 year old Charles Leidigh of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania was on a snorkeling trip on board the Sundiver III. The captain of the vessel told Deputy Jean Gonzalez they were at White Bank – Dry Rocks Reef when he noticed a snorkeler not moving, face down in the water just before 4 p.m. The first mate pulled Leidigh onto the boat and began performing CPR. All other snorkelers were recalled to the boat, which then returned to shore. Leidigh’s wife and grandson were also on the boat trip.

The boat was met by paramedics at Port Largo subdivision. Leidigh was pronounced dead by paramedics. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of his death.

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