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FOX ISLAND, Wash. -- A 36-year-old man has died in a diving accident off Fox Island on Tuesday.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says it got a 911 call at 1:52 p.m. about an unresponsive diver south of the Navy Surface Warfare area on Fox Island.

The diver was out of the water and on a 30-foot commercial geoduck boat about 100 yards from shore.

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The callers to 911 tried CPR on him. He was eventually taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, where he was confirmed as deceased.

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