Personal watercraft accident kills Jacksonville hospital CEO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Officials say the 56-year-old CEO of UF Health Jacksonville died in an accident involving a personal watercraft vehicle. Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr. was ejected from a personal watercraft in Palm Beach Inlet on Saturday. He was found in the water wearing a life jacket and was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. He was lauded for his efforts in response to COVID-19. The day before his death, Haley held a conference call with elected officials and community leaders in Jacksonville to report that the current wave of COVID-19 cases was not showing any signs of breaking. 

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