On Friday morning, Florida lifeguards discovered the body of a 37-year-old man who had apparently drowned while scuba diving on his own. The body was found floating roughly 400 meters off the beach at 1301 S. Ocean Drive. Lifeguards pulled the man’s body to shore, where he was pronounced dead.
Hollywood police say the man was wearing a full set of scuba diving equipment, including air tanks, and they are investigating what might have caused the scuba diving accident. Because there were no signs of trauma, it is considered unlikely that the scuba diver was hit by a boat.
Investigators say they are planning to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. They do not know how the scuba diver was in the water before his body was rescued by lifeguards.