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Crews Recover Body of Diver Who Died in Water Tank in Braintree, Mass.

A Kentucky-based business was performing the inspection Thursday when officials say the man became trapped inside

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    Officials have recovered the body of a diver who died after reporting losing air while inspecting a massive, municipal water tank in Braintree, Massachusetts. (Published Friday, Dec. 16, 2016)

    Officials have recovered the body of a diver who died after reporting losing air while inspecting a massive, municipal water tank in Braintree, Massachusetts. 

    A Kentucky-based business was performing the inspection Thursday when officials say the man became trapped inside. A spotter jumped in to help, but later had to be pulled out of the large, cylindrical tank by rescue crews. He has been taken to a hospital. 

    Crews were not able to reach the first man initially and had to drain the water tank overnight.

    Officials say the dead man's 14 year-old son was at the scene, but the town hasn't confirmed whether the man was related to any other workers. 

    Workers Trapped in Water Tank in Braintree, Mass.

    [NECN] Workers Trapped in Water Tank in Braintree, Mass.
    Braintree firefighters are on scene at 46 Lincoln Street to rescue two workers who are trapped in a water tank.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016)

    The victim's family has identified him as David Scott.

    Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan says "perhaps some of the equipment may have failed.'' 

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