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1 dead, 1 injured in Florida’s 2-day lobster miniseason

The man who was injured was hit in the leg by a boat propeller.
One diver died and another man was injured in separate incidents as Florida’s lobster miniseason opened Wednesday, authorities said.
One diver died and another man was injured in separate incidents as Florida’s lobster miniseason opened Wednesday, authorities said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Jul. 28
Updated Jul. 28

ISLAMORADA — One diver died and another man was injured in separate incidents as Florida’s lobster miniseason opened Wednesday, authorities said.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the diver died early Wednesday while preparing to harvest spiny lobsters off the Florida Keys. In the other case, a man was airlifted from the lower Keys to a Miami hospital after a boat propeller struck him in the leg.

Authorities didn’t release more details, nor identify the victims.