UF Health Jacksonville CEO Leon Haley Killed In Personal Watercraft Accident In S. Fla.
Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr., CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, who was as lauded for his leading role in the city's COVID-19 response as he was for his approachable manner among the hospital's thousands of employees, died suddenly early Saturday.
WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reported he was 56.
Dr. Haley died after being ejected from a personal watercraft in Palm Beach Inlet, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which is investigating the accident. He was "located in the water wearing a life jacket" and taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, but died from his injuries, according to the commission.
Haley had a daughter, Nichelle, and two sons.
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