Cave Diving Drowning

Jackson County authorities still have not released the name of a man who drowned while cave diving at Blue Springs near Marianna.

Authorities say a male and female diver went into the water a little after midnight Monday morning. The female says she saw her partner's underwater scooter sink to the bottom of the cavern.

She says she found him, pulled him to the surface and began performing C-P-R. Paramedics arrived shortly after and took over the resuscitation efforts, but the diver died at the scene.

His body is now at the Medical Examiners office. Authorities are hoping an autopsy will tell them more about this tragic accident.

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