Officials ID Airman Presumed Drowned at Lake Mead

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities are identifying a 28-year-old U.S. Air Force member from Philadelphia they believe drowned during the weekend at Lake Mead near Las Vegas.

Creech Air Force Base officials said Tuesday that a memorial is planned Friday for Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker at the air base in Indian Springs, about 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Tucker worked as a drone crew chief for the 432d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

He disappeared Saturday after diving from a rented boat in the Boulder Basin area.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area officials say a woman and a toddler were aboard the 21-foot boat, and the woman summoned rescuers after Tucker disappeared.

Officials say he wasn't wearing a life vest.

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