Scuba Diver Dies at Key Largo Wreck

Was director of Ohio's state crime lab

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Scuba divers are plentiful in the Florida Keys.     Photo: Patrick Briggs/Flickr

An Ohio man died Thursday morning while scuba diving at the Benwood wreck site off Key Largo, Florida.

Ronald Dye, 56, director of Ohio's state crime lab, dove from a commercial dive vessel, Tropical Adventures, with a buddy at around 9:15 a.m. The other diver returned to the surface 25 minutes later and signaled that something was wrong with Dye. A crew member entered the water with a rescue buoy and returned both men to the ship, but Dye was unresponsive. The crew member began CPR, but was unable to resuscitate him.

The cause of death was not immediately clear, and an autopsy is scheduled.

Via The Miami Herald

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