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Man in Florida Keys dies jumping off boat to catch football

Sheriff’s officials said the California man jumped off the boat to catch a football and landed in shallow water.
A California man died after diving off a boat to catch a football and landing in shallow water in the Florida Keys on Saturday, authorities said.
A California man died after diving off a boat to catch a football and landing in shallow water in the Florida Keys on Saturday, authorities said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Nov. 15, 2021

A California man died after diving off a boat to catch a football and landing in shallow water in the Florida Keys on Saturday, authorities said.

Witnesses told Monroe County Sheriff’s officials that 46-year-old Liam John Daly took a diving leap into the water, but was facedown and unresponsive when he resurfaced.

The Sun Sentinel reported that authorities met the pontoon boat back at the docks and transported the San Diego resident to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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