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UPDATE: Diver Has Passed From Injuries Sustained in Thursday Accident

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UPDATE: A volunteer member of the Minnehaha County Dive Team has passed away from injuries sustained in a training accident at Family Park in Sioux Falls Thursday evening.

The emergency call came in just before 8:00 pm that a diver went in the lake and didn’t come back up. He was under water for approximately two minutes.

Minnehaha County Emergency Manager Lynn DeYoung says 43-year-old Jeff Alan Thumma of Sioux Falls died Sunday night. DeYoung says Thumma was a volunteer with the Eergency Management dive team:

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DeYoung says Thumma lived in Sioux Falls but his parents live in the Oklahoma City area.

Family Park is located near 12th Street and Tea Ellis Road in western Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls Police are investigating the incident.

Gene Hetland Contributed to This Report

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