Tennessee man dies during first dive with dive school in Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)-- The Bay County Sheriff's Office says a man from Tennessee died Monday after something happened during his first dive with a diving school.

Investigators say Kevin Michael Kimble, 52, of Tennessee, was on his first dive west of the jetties at St. Andrew State Park when he didn't resurface with the rest of his dive class. When Kimble didn't come up, a search was called. He was located about 30 minutes later.

Deputies say Kimble was pronounced dead while being taken from the dive site to the Panama City Marina by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers.

BCSO Criminal Investigations is looking into the incident.