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SARASOTA (AP) — Authorities are ruling it an accident after a Florida diver shot and seriously injured a fellow diver in Sarasota.

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Two spear fishers were underwater near the Sarasota Yacht Club on Saturday when police say one diver accidentally shot the other with a spear gun.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is in intensive care with life threatening injuries.

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The victim was not identified but authorities said they are both males in their 20s.

The incident snarled traffic as authorities closed one direction of the John Ringling Causeway.

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