Boy airlifted following dive incident

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An 11-year-old boy was airlifted to a Miami Hospital Tuesday morning following a dive incident off Looe Key.

 

The Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 10:49 a.m. that the boy was diving in 20 feet of water with family and a divemaster with a commercial dive boat out of Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center.

 

Everyone surfaced. The boy blacked out and began convulsing. He was conscious and breathing.

 

The boy was flown via Trauma Star to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.

 

His immediate condition Tuesday afternoon was not available.

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