Alaskan doctor dies while scuba diving off Florida Keys

Woman missing for 2 years found alive, floating at sea
Posted at 6:45 PM, Jan 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-16 19:46:08-05

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A 57-year-old Alaskan pediatrician died while scuba diving off the Florida Keys, officials said Saturday.

Dr. Kimberly Jean Kilgore of Juneau died Friday while diving with a group off Islamorada, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said Kilgore was in about 45 feet (13 meters) of water when she began having trouble and lost conscious on the surface. The diving boat’s crew began CPR and paramedics were summoned, but she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No foul play is suspected. An autopsy report is pending.