Kootenai County officials say a 31-year-old scuba diver who was found dead near a floating golf green in Lake Coeur d’Alene likely drowned.
Mike McCullough of Rexburg was found floating in the lake Tuesday at about 4 p.m. It was his first day of working for a contractor that gathers golf balls and other debris from the lake bottom.
Investigators say rescuers cut his air tank, a weight belt and a large basket of golf balls away from McCullough’s body so they could pull him into the boat.
On Tuesday evening, sheriff’s divers recovered the equipment. An inspection showed there was no air in the tank. (AP)