MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Georgia man died while on a dive trip offshore of Key Largo.READ MORE: SW Miami-Dade Shooting Leaves 4 Injured, Including 2 Children
Morris Lamb of Covington, Georgia was visiting his brother in Key Largo.
Late Thursday morning they were on a boat with a neighbor near the Carysfort Reef Light which Lamb, 50, wanted to check out.READ MORE: Report: Miami-Dade School District Misused $6M For Driver’s Ed Programs
He got in the wearing scuba gear and then began yelling for help. Wave heights were reported to be about three feet, and there was a strong current in the area.
The neighbor and Lamb’s brother, who had remained in the boat, jumped in the water and tried to help him but ran into trouble due to the strong current which carried them away from their boat. Another person on the boat called for help.MORE NEWS: Weekend Forecast: Typical Summer Pattern Continues
A Coast Guard crew and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer pulled Lamb and the other two men from the water. Lamb was taken to Mercy Hospital in Miami, where he was pronounced dead. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner will be performing an autopsy on him. The other two men were reported to be uninjured.