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Spear Fisherman Dies in Florida Keys

Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 11:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 11:54 p.m.

A Miami man has died while diving and spearfishing in the Florida Keys.

The man's friend told Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies that they were diving without scuba gear in an attempt to pull a grouper from the water. The friend couldn't find the 24-year-old man when he surfaced, then located him at the sea bottom.

The man was pronounced dead at a Marathon hospital. His name wasn't immediately released.

This story appeared in print on page B3

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