San Diego tourist dies in Florida Keys after diving into shallow water for football

MARATHON, Fla. — A California tourist died in the Florida Keys on Saturday after he dived from a boat into shallow water to catch a football, authorities said.

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Liam John Daly, 46, of San Diego, the Miami Herald reported.

According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Adam Linhardt, Daly was on a commercial pontoon boat off Key Haven in the Lower Keys.

Witnesses said Daly leaped from the boat into shallow water to catch the football and surfaced, unresponsive and face down, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Crew members from the boat radioed the sheriff’s office, and paramedics were at the docks in Key Haven to take him to an area hospital, according to the Herald.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital, Linhardt said.

Linhardt said foul play is not suspected, and autopsy results are pending, according to the Herald.