Student Drowns in Florida Cave Diving Accident
On Sunday a student from the University of South Florida drowned while cave diving with friends at a spring near South Riviera Point in Citrus County, Florida. The group were not equipped for cave diving, wearing only goggles at the time of the accident.
A local firefighter with cave diving experience was eventually able to locate the woman after she failed to surface and he friends attempts to locate her were unsuccessful.
Local cave divers in the area have already begun to take action and the National Speleological Society’s Cave Diving Section has agreed to donate signs to post around the spring to help prevent this kind of accident in the future.
USF student Amy Ryan drowns while cave diving [WTSP.com 10 News]