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Slayton man dies while snorkeling

GEIGER KEY, Fla. -- A 71-year-old Slayton man died March 29 while snorkeling with a family member in the Florida Keys, according to an Associated Press report.

GEIGER KEY, Fla. - A 71-year-old Slayton man died March 29 while snorkeling with a family member in the Florida Keys, according to an Associated Press report.

Both Michael John McCormick and the family member were found by Good Samaritan boaters that afternoon and brought to Geiger Key Marina, the report said. CPR was performed until paramedics pronounced McCormick dead at the scene.

The report added that the family member told investigators he and McCormick were separated in the water, and that he called 911 when he couldn’t find him. Foul play is not suspected.

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