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Creech ID's airman lost in Lake Mead

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Staff Sergeant Antonio Tucker (Creech Air Force Base) Staff Sergeant Antonio Tucker (Creech Air Force Base)

The rescue team in search of a Creech Air Force Base serviceman who jumped into Lake Mead for a swim in the Boulder Basin area Saturday afternoon has downgraded efforts to a search and rescue mission.

Lake Mead Park Rangers told FOX5 a man, woman and child were on a 21-foot boat on Saturday when the man, identified as 28-year-old Staff Sergeant Antonio Tucker, jumped into the lake. 

High winds pushed the vessel further and further away. The remaining occupants were unable to operate the boat, so the female called 911.

Lake Mead Park Rangers, the United States Coast Guard and the Nevada Division of Wildlife conducted a six hour search for the serviceman near Boulder Basin on Saturday and continued search efforts on Sunday morning.

A Side Scan Sonar, which takes pictures underwater, as well as a patrol aircraft have been used in the search.

Tucker joined the Air Force in 2001 and came to Creech in 2008. He has deployed a total of five times in his career, including Afghanistan and undisclosed locations.

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