ISLAMORADA, Fla — Officials say three people died on the first day of Florida’s annual two-day lobster miniseason.
Two deaths were reported Wednesday in the Florida Keys, and the third happened in Pompano Beach.
The event - held on the last Wednesday and Thursday in July - attracts thousands of people to the Florida Keys. The first man drowned around 7 a.m. Wednesday just off Sawyer Key.
Monroe County Sheriff’s officials say just before 9 a.m. a second man died after getting struck by a propeller while on a dive in the Lower Keys. In Pompano Beach a man into cardiac arrest after coming up from a dive.