MONROE COUNTY (CBSMiami) — A diver in the water for lobster mini-season was reportedly struck by a boat propeller Thursday in the Florida Keys.
The unidentified man was hurt around 11:00 a.m. and brought to Conch Key.READ MORE: ‘Just Really Shaken Up’: CBS4 Crew Attacked On South Beach While Working Story About Efforts To Cut Down On Violence There
Monroe County Fire Rescue paramedics, the Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission all responded.
The man, who suffered non-life threatening injuries to his leg and/or foot, was taken to Mariner’s Hospital in Tavernier.
The man was then airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center in Miami.READ MORE: Miami Beach Commissioners Pass Resolution Cutting Back Last Call On South Beach
Wednesday, another diver died in the water off Hillsboro Inlet. He was identified 24-hours later as 70-year-old Peter Mendez of Davie.
The recreational lobster mini-season ends Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. It’s followed by the regular commercial and recreational season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2020.
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