A crew member died on the set of Walt Disney Studios' big-budget film "The Lone Ranger," the Burbank studio said Friday.
"We regretfully confirm that a 'Lone Ranger' crew member has passed away after being taken to a local hospital. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time, and our full support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this terrible event," Disney said in a statement.
The incident involved a diver who reportedly drowned while prepping a tank for an underwater shooting scene in the Los Angeles area, and did not occur during filming, the studio said. Disney is investigating the incident, the statement said.
The movie, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, has filmed in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah and recently moved to Los Angeles.