Another Tragedy at Florida’s Vortex Spring
Florida’s Vortex Spring claimed the life of another cave diver over the weekend.
Larry Higginbotham, of Biloxi, Mississippi, did not return after he went diving at the spring on Saturday at around 10:45 am.
When he didn’t return, his girlfriend contacted the Vortex Spring management, who in turn contacted the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Harry Hamilton, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office
The body was recovered on Sunday evening with the help of volunteer cave divers.
In August 2010, Ben McDaniel, of Collierville, Tennessee was reported missing at Vortex Spring. His body has never recovered.
The underwater cave at Vortex Spring is only accessible for 310 feet, after which a steel gate blocks the way. Only certified cave divers are allowed beyond.
Mississippi diver dies at Vortex Spring [newsherald.com]