Man dies jumping off boat to catch football in Florida Keys

California man landed in shallow water, authorities said

MARATHON, Fla. – A California man died after diving off a boat to catch a football and landing in shallow water in the Florida Keys on Saturday, authorities said.

Witnesses told Monroe County Sheriff’s officials that 46-year-old Liam John Daly took a diving leap into the water, but was facedown and unresponsive when he resurfaced.

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The Sun-Sentinel reported that authorities met the pontoon boat back at the docks and transported the San Diego resident to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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