August 25, 2015

Man dies after being pulled from Key Largo canal

A 68 year old Key Largo man died Monday night after being pulled from a canal in Key Largo.

Deputy Christopher Kilmurray and Sgt. Jason Madnick responded to Sharkey’s Pub at 11 p.m. A woman had called to report hearing someone yelling from the canal between the Key West Inn and Sharkey’s Pub. The officers spotted the man floating on his back in the water. He was not responsive to their attempts to communicate with him.

They pulled him close to a boat and he was pulled from the water by paramedics, who had arrived on the scene. He was taken to Mariner’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrons of Sharkey’s and the bartender told the officers the man had been in the establishment having drinks and food at the bar for several hours prior to his death.

Detectives are not releasing his name because they are still attempting to locate his next of kin to let them know what happened. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of his death.

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