SAN DIEGO – A police officer at the University of Arizona in Tucson has died in a scuba diving accident in southern California.
Lifeguard Lt. Andy Lerum says 46-year-old motorcycle officer Daniel Forchione slipped under the ocean's surface at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. He had after apparently taken off his air tank following a dive from a charter boat about a mile off the San Diego shore.
His body was found about 65 feet underwater about an hour later. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
University police Sgt. Juan Alvarez says Forchione was a 15-year veteran of the department who was vacationing with his family. His wife is also a university of Arizona police officer.