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Man dies after diving with group

Cozumel, Q.R. – A tourist has died after diving at the south end of Isla Cozumel.

The man was diving with a group when the guide noticed him not moving after ascending. The accident happened 9:55 Friday morning when the man went diving with a group that completed their dive and began to surface.

The guide said that he saw the man reach the surface about a minute before him, however, after ascending from the dive, he noticed the elderly man had not moved for a few seconds. He approached the man to take him back to the boat, but realized the man was not moving.

The captain of an approaching boat heard the dive guide shouting for assistance. The guide and elderly man were rushed to the pier where they were met by paramedics who performed CPR, but were unable to revive him.

The deceased has been identified as 67-year-old Witold Z. Niedzialkowski, a Polish-American visiting the island of Cozumel.

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