Tourist, 65, dies snorkeling
A 65-year-old Michigan man died Tuesday while on a snorkeling trip off Key Largo, the Sheriff's Office said in a press release issued Thursday.
Gregory Hancock of Davison, Mich., was aboard the Snorkel Express charter boat out of Pennekamp State Park when he collapsed on the deck just after snorkeling for about 30 minutes, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin said in the release. A firefighter, paramedic and a nurse on board began performing CPR as the boat headed back to shore, but the victim was pronounced dead. Davison is a suburb of Flint, Mich.
Waterfront bazaar on Sat. only
The Bone Island Bazaar at the Truman Waterfront will continue Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but not on Sunday, organizers said.
"The market has grown on Saturday; we will have at least 20 vendors," founder Candida Andriole said in an email Thursday.
Inaugurated on March 2, the bazaar features fresh produce, art, jewelry and antiques.
The bazaar is next to the Coast Guard cutter Ingham floating museum. Any proceeds from the event will go to the St. Mary's Soup Kitchen. Call 305-942-3025 or visit www.boneislandbazaar.com for more information.
Hopes to speak to Republicans
The Southernmost Republican Club's monthly meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Key West Yacht Club, 2315 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Guest speaker Scott Hopes, director of Health Policy under Gov. Jeb Bush and 2012 Republican candidate for state Senate, will discuss the complexities of health care reform under ObamaCare and its impact on Floridians, their families, politics and the economy.
Hopes will take questions and comments afterward. Dinner is offered for $17. RSVP to email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.southernmostrepublicanclub.com.