The man bitten by a shark while diving over the weekend has died, the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami announced today.
The 50-year-old man “passed away from his injuries sustained by a shark bite,” said Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Jennifer Johnson.
Authorities have not identified the man or where he was bitten pending family notification.
The victim was diving about 50 miles east of Fort Lauderdale on Sunday at about 10 a.m. when a shark bit him, according to officials.
A crewmember aboard the 70-foot Sheerwater, a commercial diving vessel from Riviera Beach, called the Coast Guard.
The service dispatched a rescue helicopter, and its crew hoisted the man off the boat and flew him to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.