ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an Arkansas man died while snorkeling off the Florida Keys.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that 55-year-old James Faulkner and his son had been with a group visiting the Islamorada Boy Scout Sea Base.
A group from the Sea Base took two sailboats to Hens and Chickens reef near Plantation Key to snorkel Monday afternoon. Faulkner's son noticed him floating and unresponsive and then called for help. Occupants of a nearby private vessel helped pull Faulkner from the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded and took Faulkner to shore. He was taken to a Keys hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of his death.
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