10-Year-Old Boy Dies While Scuba Diving In Northwest Utah

Jul 6, 2018

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.