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Elderly man wearing scuba gear found dead in local lake

(Photo by Jessica Thompson)
(Photo by Jessica Thompson)(KWTX)
Published: Apr. 21, 2016 at 5:20 PM CDT
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The man wearing scuba gear who was found dead Thursday afternoon in Stillhouse Hollow Lake was a retired military officer.

Authorities identified the man as retired Lt. Col. Robert Morgan Tarbet, 77, of McGregor.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Judge Bill Cooke at around 4:30 Thursday afternoon.

A woman called 911 at around 3:45 p.m. Thursday after spotting the body.

Authorities searched a vehicle that evidently belonged to the man and then had it towed from the scene.

An autopsy was not ordered, authorities said.