FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A woman is dead after getting separated from a group diving excursion in Florida.
News 6 sister station WPLG-TV reports the crew of a dive and snorkeling boat did a headcount Saturday and realized one of the divers in the group was missing in waters about a half-mile off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
The boat sent out a distress signal and the U.S. Coast Guard began a search. A tow boat found the 21-year-old woman floating and unresponsive.
The Coast Guard transported her to shore and attempted CPR, but she was declared dead at a Broward Health Medical Center.
WPLG reports that the company the woman was diving with, Sea Experience Inc., declined to comment.
Fort Lauderdale police are investigating the death.