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Body Found at Lake Mead Identified as Missing Airman

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities say a body pulled from Lake Mead earlier this week belongs to an airman who presumably drowned last June.

Clark County coroner's officials identified the man pulled from the water Wednesday as Antonio Clayton Tucker.

Parks officials say the search and recovery organization Earth Resource Group obtained a permit to look for the 28-year-old Tucker, who was last seen in the Boulder Basin on June 23.

The group's search started Monday within a square mile of where Tucker was last seen.

Searchers using side scan sonar detected what appeared to be a body about 280 feet underwater on Tuesday.

The crew and police divers returned Wednesday and brought the body to the surface.

Tucker was from Philadelphia and worked as a drone crew chief at Creech Air Force Base.

 

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