Man dies jumping off boat to catch football in Florida Keys

Posted at 3:17 PM, Nov 14, 2021

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) -- 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.

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.