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Diver dies off Boynton Beach Inlet

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) -- A diver from New York has died after suffering a heart attack while on a diving trip on Sunday.

A spokeswoman from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office said 47-year-old Jack Valente died at the hospital.

He was on his second dive of the day when he was found face down in 75 feet of water. He was taken to the top where CPR was given.

A second diver became a victim himself after being overcome by decompression sickness. He was incapacitated but alert, witnesses said, and was pulled aboard the boat.

The Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, but no foul play is suspected.

Valente was diving off a Boca Raton based boat named "Deeper".

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