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North Carolina tourist dies during Florida snorkeling trip

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Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 10:40 AM EST
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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a tourist from North Carolina died following a snorkeling trip off the Florida Keys.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 42-year-old Erica Michelle Brown was snorkeling with family and friends Sunday afternoon when she began signaling for help.

Someone on the boat began CPR. She was transferred to a U.S. Coast Guard boat. Paramedics waiting onshore took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Brown is reportedly from Cary, although WITN has not been able to confirm her hometown. Officials say autopsy results are pending.

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