By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A tourist from North Carolina died after being rushed to the hospital following a snorkeling incident near the Sand Key Lighthouse in the lower Keys.

Erica Michelle Brown, 42, was snorkeling with family and friends Sunday on a Fury Watersports boat when she repeatedly began signaling for help.

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CPR began on the boat and continued when she was transferred to a U.S. Coast Guard boat.

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Paramedics were waiting onshore and took Brown to Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island where she was pronounced dead.

CBSMiami.com Team