Mon, Jul 26, 2021 2:54 PM
By The Associated Press, AP
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.