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Scuba diver killed in incident at Lake Mead identified as Florida officer

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Master Patrol Officer Fred Arnold II (Source: Tampa Police Department/Facebook) Master Patrol Officer Fred Arnold II (Source: Tampa Police Department/Facebook)
LAKE MEAD (FOX5/AP) -

The scuba diver who lost his life at Lake Mead Saturday has been identified by medical examiners. 

According to the Clark County Coroner's Office, the man was identified as 48-year-old Fred Arnold III, of Tampa.

The Associated Press reported Tampa police Lt. Kimberly Plourde-Torres confirmed that Arnold was a 27-year veteran of the force.

Citing social media posts, FOX13 in Tampa said Arnold was on vacation when he suffered a sudden medical issue. 

At about 1:30 p.m., the communication center at Lake Mead received a call about a scuba diver who surfaced motionless after diving at the submerged B-29 wreckage site, as stated in a release from the National Park Service.

Officials said personnel from the National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Mercy Air and the Clark County Fire Department all responded to the scene.

Medical care was performed, but Arnold could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at about 2:40 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation according to Lake Mead officials.

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this story.

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