The body of a diver found in the American lake

Police are looking for a diver who went missing Saturday at American Lake in Lakewood.

Police are looking for a diver who went missing Saturday at American Lake in Lakewood.

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A diver attending a dive course at American Lake in Lakewood on Saturday never surfaced. His body was recovered late in the afternoon.

A rescue effort to find the man has turned into a recovery effort, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff’s Department dive team spent Saturday afternoon searching for the man after receiving a call at 12:18 p.m. from dispatchers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said the sheriff’s spokesman, the sergeant. Darren Moss.

The man was a military veteran in a civilian class, Moss said. The incident occurred on the part of the lake owned by JBLM.

The army one Criminal Investigation Division will investigate the incident, Moss said. The sheriff’s dive team will check his gear.

This story was originally published May 14, 2022 5:37 p.m.

Craig Sailor has worked for The News Tribune since 1998 as a writer, editor and photographer. He previously worked at The Olympian and other Nevada and California newspapers. He graduated in journalism from San Jose State University.

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