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Man dies jumping off boat to catch football in Florida Keys


A California man died after diving off a boat to catch a football and landing in shallow water in the Florida Keys on Saturday, authorities said. Witnesses told Monroe County Sheriff’s officials that 46-year-old Liam John Daly took a diving leap into the water, but was facedown and unresponsive when he resurfaced. The Sun Sentinel reported that authorities met the pontoon boat back at the docks and transported the San Diego resident to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Submitted on 11/16/2021

Submitted by: Brian Mitchell

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Tracy said:
Neutral: Darwin Award
I can't read the full story in my country - but it doesn't really sound like a good DA... happy to leave it to fellow mods

Bruce said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
I'm willing to accept this. It's yet another example of why you never dive into unfamiliar waters. Thanks, Brian!

Candi said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award