New York’s Paul Elmore Dies During Dive, Police Investigate


POMPANO BEACH, FL ( (Source: Broward Sheriff’s Office) — Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the death of a New York man who was found unresponsive during a dive on Saturday.

At 10:20 a.m. July 21, Paul Elmore of Como Park Blvd. in Lancaster, NY, was diving with South Florida Diving Headquarters east of the Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach when he apparently lost consciousness. Fellow divers rescued him and began first aid.

BSO’s Marine Unit responded to the artificial reef wreck and also performed first aid on the 67-year-old man as they took him to shore. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue also responded and continued first aid. They transported the New York resident to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead.

BSO’s death investigation continues. Broward County’s Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services will determine the cause of death.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact BSO Homicide Detective Bryan Tutler at 954-321-4200.

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