© 2023 90.7 WMFE. All Rights Reserved.
Public Media News for Central Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Woman dies after snorkeling in Florida Keys

Photo: Dylan Alcock
Photo: Dylan Alcock

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman died after snorkeling in the Keys over the weekend.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Kim Ellen Schwinge had been on a snorkeling trip Sunday morning near Key West.

Officials say a family member noticed that Schwinge was having difficulties breathing in the water.

She was taken to a commercial catamaran, where crew members began CPR. From there, she was transferred to a nearby U.S. Coast Guard station and then to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators said they don’t suspect foul play. An autopsy will determine an official cause of death.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.
90.7 WMFE relies on donors like you. Your support allows us to provide independent, trustworthy journalism and fact-based content. Show your support today by contributing on a monthly basis or making a single online donation.