A busy Memorial Day Weekend on the water resulted in the death of a Mooresville, North Carolina man.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 65-year-old Perry Lane Anderson was diving the Duane wreck off Key Largo when the incident occurred. Other divers assisted the man back to a Rainbow Reef Dive Center commercial dive boat at about 9:40 a.m. where CPR began immediately.
Anderson was taken to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier where he was pronounced dead. Foul play does not appear to be a factor. Autopsy results are pending.
The Duane wreck is located 100 to 130 feet beneath the surface off Key Largo.