SCUBA diving death off Isle Royale

National Park Service officials said a recreational SCUBA diver, a 55-year-old Minnesota man, died Saturday off the north shore of Isle Royale National Park.

Lloyd Krohn, 55, of Wyoming, Minnesota was diving in a party of three on a charter scuba dive to the shipwreck of the Kamloops, a 250-foot Canadian freighter that sank in 1927. This is a dive for experts, officials say, because the ship is at or below a 200 foot depth.

At about 11 a.m. Saturday, Krohn’s two companion divers noticed he was having an unknown difficulty. They attempted to help him, but were forced to send him to the surface of the water alone after he became unconscious, park officials said in a news release.

Krohn was spotted by the charter boat crew and brought aboard unresponsive and not breathing. Ranger emergency medical technicians who responded to a distress call declared Krohn dead at the scene.

The Keweenaw County Medical Examiner will determine a cause of death. The investigation is continuing.