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Maryland college student dies while snorkeling in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, FLA. — Authorities say a 27-year-old Maryland college student has died while snorkeling off the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt says Vaibhav Sharma had been snorkeling with friends just before he was found unconscious in the water Monday afternoon. His mask was still affixed and he was wearing a snorkeling jacket.

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Linhardt says the mate and captain of Fury Watersports began CPR. He was taken to shore and paramedics took him to the Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island.

He was pronounced dead a short time later. Linhardt did not have details on Sharma's hometown in India, or the college he attended in Maryland.

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No foul play is suspected. Autopsy results are pending.

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