Monroe County Sheriff’s officials say 56-year-old Ronald Dye of Grove City, Ohio, and a dive buddy surfaced about 25 minutes after entering the water Wednesday.
A Tropical Adventures captain told deputies a crew member with a rescue buoy helped them to the boat. A crew member started CPR, but Dye was later declared dead.
The dive buddy told deputies they surfaced because Dye was low on air. At that point, he said Dye indicated something was wrong but didn’t specify what it was.