Man dies after snorkeling incident

An 82-year-old Hallandale Beach, Florida man died Thursday afternoon after losing consciousness while snorkeling off Key Largo.

The man was identified as Aleksander Toverovsky.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified of a water emergency at approximately 2:33 p.m. A commercial dive boat crew with Rainbow Reef Dive Center was performing CPR on a patient who had been snorkeling at Molasses Reef.

Early reports indicate a mate aboard the boat Tropical Odyssey witnessed Toverovsky wave for help approximately 150 feet from the boat. The mate dove in and pulled Toverovsky to the boat, at which point he lost consciousness and CRP began.

The dive boat rushed Toverovsky to the Port Largo subdivision whereupon waiting paramedics took him to Mariners Hospital.

Toverovsky was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No foul play is suspected.

Autopsy result are pending.

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