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Scuba Diver Who Died in Hood Canal Identified

The Mason County Coroner’s office have released the name of a scuba diver who died this past Saturday in Washington state’s Hood Canal.

Joshua Michael Parke of The Balles, Oregon, was on a training dive in the Sund Rock Conservation area near Hoodsport, Washington.

Officials say that Parke, age 36, went unconscious shortly after surfacing with his dive partner.

Two divers pulled him to shore and began CPR. He later died at the scene.

An autopsy is set for Monday.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.