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10-year-old boy dies while scuba diving in northwest Utah

WENDOVER, Utah (AP) - Law enforcement authorities say a 10-year-old boy died while scuba diving with his father in northwest Utah.
 
Tooele County sheriff's office Lt. Ron Johnson says the boy died Wednesday. He had been at the 60-foot-deep Blue Lake with his father, who is a certified scuba diver.
 
Johnson says the boy experienced "some issues from possibly ascending too quickly" to the surface and emergency personnel were unable to resuscitate him.
 
A cause of death has not been determined, but Johnson described the situation as a "dive-related accident."
 
He says authorities will check the equipment used by the boy and his father to determine whether a malfunction could have caused the boy's quick ascension.


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