SARASOTA, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A young man from Sarasota, who was accidentally shot in the head with a spear gun over the July Fourth holiday, has been taken off life support.READ MORE: ‘She Must Like Her New Digs': 'Rita' The Bald Eagle Lays Third Egg
Sarasota Memorial Hospital released a statement from 21-year-old Jarrod Ditmars’ family confirming that he was removed from life support.
The family said three people in Florida will receive his organs.READ MORE: Homestead Police Believe Same Man Responsible For Attempted Burglary, Anti-Semitic Vandalism
Ditmars was diving with 24-year-old friend Dale Bartush when a spear gun accidently discharged. Bartush brought his friend to the surface and yelled for help. The accident happened near the Sarasota Yacht Club and under the twin bridges on the John Ringling Causeway.
In the statement, the man’s family called for stricter safety measures, including appropriate regulations for the use of spear guns.MORE NEWS: Palm Beach Gardens Police Say Ryan Rogers Murder Was Result Of Chance Encounter With 'Animal' That Shouldn't Have Been On Streets
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