Diver dies after going into cardiac arrest off Pompano Beach

BSO detectives investigating death

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A diver died after going into cardiac arrest Friday morning off the Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach, authorities said.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King said the diver, identified as Charles Adams, 68, of Fort Worth, Texas, was in the water and went into cardiac arrest as he surfaced.

Adams was pulled onto a dive boat, where he was given CPR until a Fort Lauderdale fireboat arrived.

Authorities then transferred the diver to Broward Health North, where he died. 

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said Adams was diving in about 60 feet of water when he surfaced near the boat and then fell into unconsciousness. 

A death investigation into the incident remains open. 


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