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Three dead in Florida's 2-day lobster miniseason

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 15:09:34-04

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.

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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.