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Tuesday diving accident leaves one man dead

One man is dead following a diving accident Tuesday in the Mountain Point area.

According to Alaska State Troopers, at 10:30 a.m., a mayday went out from the FV Ostrich reporting an injured diver. The U.S. Coast Guard responded and assisted.

Troopers learned that after arriving at the hospital, 32-year-old Levi Adams of Leawood, Kansas, was declared dead. The cause and circumstances of his death are under investigation.

South Tongass Fire and EMS also responded. Fire Chief Steve Rydeen says that two men had been diving from the boat in the Mountain Point Area. Rydeen says an autopsy likely will be required.

A phone call to the U.S. Coast Guard seeking details was not returned.

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