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A 74-year-old woman screamed while diving off Key West.  Two people tried to save her

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For the third time in a week, a visitor to the Florida Keys has died while exploring the waters.

On Thursday afternoon, Carol Murrell Maillet, 74, of Seattle, died after snorkeling in Dry Tortugas National Park, a remote spot 70 miles west of Key West that is not accessible only by boat or seaplane.

She was snorkeling along a Fort Jefferson wall near the beach when people heard her scream, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Two Good Samaritans brought her ashore and started CPR.

“There was a family member in the water and other witnesses around,” said Adam Linhardt, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Murrell Maillet was transported by Trauma Star helicopter to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West. She was pronounced dead at 2:47 p.m.

She was not on a guided snorkeling trip.

A seaplane trip between Dry Tortugas and Key West can take around 40 minutes,

The sheriff’s office is still investigating the death, but foul play is not suspected, Linhardt said Friday. Autopsy reports are pending.

Two diving deaths were reported earlier this week: two men – aged 68 and 72 – both in separate incidents off Islamorada.

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