Man dies during diving trip in the Florida Keys

A man from Arkansa fell unconscious when he got back aboard a rental boat after diving 112 feet off Islamorada on Tuesday afternoon.
Charles H. Boone of Quitman was pronounced dead later Tuesday (Associated Press)
Charles H. Boone of Quitman was pronounced dead later Tuesday (Associated Press)
Published July 18

ISLAMORADA, Fla. — A man from Arkansas died during a scuba diving trip in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff’s officials say 45-year-old Charles H. Boone of Quitman, Arkansas, fell unconscious when he got back aboard a rental boat after diving 112 feet off Islamorada on Tuesday afternoon.

People onboard the boat brought Boone to shore and he was taken to a hospital. He was then airlifted to a Miami hospital for treatment. He was pronounced dead later Tuesday.

Officials don’t suspect foul play. Autopsy results are pending.

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