FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A scuba dive turned deadly Wednesday in the sea off Pompano Beach.READ MORE: Broward Health Ending COVID Shots As Demand Decreases, Availability Increases
Around 11:40 a.m., Pompano Beach Fire Rescue received word of a diver in distress aboard a charter dive boat.READ MORE: Initiatives Announced To Reduce Pollution In Miami-Dade County
As the 35 foot “Sea Dog” made its way to shore, it was met by a Pompano Beach Ocean Rescue wave runner with two lifeguard/EMT’s and lifesaving equipment aboard. One of the lifeguards boarded the boat and started CPR utilizing an automated external defibrillator. They came into the Hillsboro Inlet and docked at the Pompano Beach Marina where paramedics were waiting to meet the boat and continue CPR.
Paramedics were told the diver was found unresponsive at the bottom of the ocean and was brought to the surface by the dive master. The man, who rescue workers believe was in his 60s, was taken to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
The Broward Sheriff’s Office has not released the man’s name as they are still in the process of notifying his next of kin.